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VERY EARLY WILLIAM SCAGEL TROUT AND BIRD KNIFE. Very early William Scagel trout and bird knife with rare, white-tail deer crown stage pommel and usual Scagel-style stacked handle with brass guard. This is a very early Scagel, and was obtained from a Canadian sportsman’s estate in Nova Scotia, Canada. This knife is one of the five early knives in this sale, all from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, Canada, made by Bill Scagel during the 1910-1916 time period. This was before Bill had his home and shop in Muskegon, Michigan, and before he had his name stamp or USA stamp, and it bears only his Kris touchmark. The Kris was lightly stamped on all of these Canadian knives. The accompanying sheath has “Germany” stamped on the strap and appears to be original to this knife. The knife is 8-1/4” overall, with the blade length of 3-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Dr. Jim Lucie Collection. CONDITION: Knife has been used but with good care and no evidence of ever having been sharpened on a stone. It is in fine condition, with some extremely light staining and minimal pitting. A very desirable old and early Scagel trout and bird knife. 4-45558 JL1 (4,500-6,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2012
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