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2212
$3,737.50

CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA-STYLE SIDE KNIFE WITH TIN SCABBARD.

Boyle & Gamble and Burger & Brothers were among the best known makers of Virginia-style side knives of varying sizes, but typically larger knives identical form with clip point, iron lozenge shaped cross guards, wood grips and tin scabbards such as on this knife which measures just over 15″ with a 10-3/4″ blade and an about 5-1/2″ well beveled clip, same level of cutlery skill seen on identified Boyle & Gamble knives. The accompanying tin scabbard fits knife well as far as length and retains much of a old, gold painted surface as does the cross guard and ferrule. Yankee souvenirs from Southern battlefields displayed in G.A.R. halls often were painted this way. PROVENANCE: Ex-G.A.R. Hall, Binghamton, NY; Ex-John Wood Collection, Petersburg, VA; Wayne McNeese Collection, 1996. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade still has some areas of orig surface and shine with tool marks. Sharpening from its time of use with staining and pitting. Pommel and cross guard have iron patina with pitting. Round hickory grip is scuffed and stained dark in one area on one side. Scabbard is solid with dings and dents, especially along soldered, edge with tip broken. No remnant of belt loop is found. 50427-6 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2212

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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