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Very wide 9-1/8″ blade, 1-5/8″ wide, over 1/4″ thick with 5-3/4″ beveled false edge. Blade has etched panel “GEO WOSTENHOLM’S CELEBRATED CALIFORNIA KNIFE”. This etched panel is weak & difficult to read but can be made out if glinted in light. Ricasso is well marked however “I*XL / G WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS / SHEFFIELD”. German silver scabbard has gold impression in leather “I*XL”. Top scabbard mount, 2″ high, has a 2″ braised German silver belt loop. This is a scarce impressive large knife with a well marked accompanying scabbard. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Blade has old cleaning & pitting with some orig shine, old sharpening. Etched panel as mentioned is only barely discernible but other markings are fine. German silver mounts to accompanying scabbard & hilt very good with scattered small scratches & blemishes. Stag grips well fit with hand worn patina. Scabbard mounts have slightly different patina than hilt but fits knife fairly well though there is a small gap between throat and crossguard as can be seen in photos. 49059-211 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1164

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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