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2227
$1,150.00

MASSIVE SILVER AND WALRUS IVORY MOUNTED COFFIN HILT BOWIE KNIFE.

14″ overall with 10″ thick .4″ blade, 2-1/8″ wide, dbl-edged dagger. This is a difficult knife to date as to manufacture, but made in the style of the 1830’s though we feel this knife is much later and possibly recent. The use of walrus is unusual and normally not seen in American knives, except in California. 4″ German silver crossguard. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is mottled grey “acid-etched” appearance, staining and pitting. Silver pins and banding are complete with resin repairs to ivory at top edge. “Certifiable walrus ivory” has distinct secondary dentin on one side of grip where silver escutcheon is slightly raised. 51008-9 JS (2,000-3,000) IVORY – Lot 2227

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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