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1) Rosewood handle 14-1/2″ overall with 9-1/2″ slightly curved, spear-point blade reminiscent of knives thought to be made in New Orleans by Cook & Brother with same style scabbard, but this interesting variation has a dished U-shaped pommel for resting a rifle. I have only seen a couple of this variant and the associated scabbard appears the correct type and orig to this knife though leather is weak and drag is missing as is belt loop. 2) Interesting probable mid-19th century, thin-bladed Bowie knife measuring 14-1/2″ overall with 10″ blade only 1.5mm thick, much like trade knifes circa 1840-1870. But handle is most unusual being heavy brass bolster and pommel with no crossguard and well patinaed ivory slab grips. No doubt grips are certifiable as antique and orig to this knife. Accompanied by a brown leather scabbard with brass pin-punched mounted on throat & drag with a 5-pointed star punched in as decoration. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good overall. Blade has old cleaning and pinprick pitting. Leather body missing most of its orig finish, is flaking, and unsewn at seam over most of it length. Missing tip, belt loop & top pin of throat. 2) Very good overall. Blade is gray with old sharpening, areas of staining & light pitting. Ivory slabs are certifiable as antique, well-fit with age cracks and numerous small areas of cracking consistent with antique marine and proboscine sources. Scabbard appears to be of newer contemporary construction and is very good overall. 49059-206, 49059-215, JS IVORY (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1166

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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