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RARE SCAGEL FIGHTING KNIFE WITH SHEATH. One of the very few Scagel handmade knives ever offered for sale. It has 6-3/4″, slightly turned up blade with 4-3/4″ back grind, 12″ overall. It has brass hand guard with red fiber and German silver spacers and a stacked leather handle with pinned stag pommel, slightly turned down. Left side of the blade has Mr. Scagel’s cartouche along with his wavy dagger trademark. Accompanied by what is probably its orig brown leather sheath with brown button, hand inscribed on the front “H. Raimey”. William Scagel, commonly considered to be the grandfather of modern, custom handmade knives, lived and worked and made his knives in Michigan primarily in the 1920’s and 1930’s producing very functional and durable hunting knives. During WWII he made many fighting knives for troops going off to war. This appears to be one of his WWII fighting knives. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Blade shows sharpening with a small ding in the cutting edge and is slightly tipped. Wide red fiber spacer in the handle is cracked, otherwise handle and pommel are extremely fine. The stag pommel shows moderate wear with a wonderful ivory-like patina. Sheath has a small cut at the top and a tiny crack around the thong hole at the tip and shows moderate to heavy staining with some crackling in the upper part of belt loop. Overall in need of treatment. 4-48398 JR108 (15,000-20,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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