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Wild Bill Hickok's Knife in Wood Box

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  Lot #6365  (Sale Order: 369 of 534)  
Sold for: $14,000.00 to D****e
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Stamped in wood on top of box, Wild Bill Hickok's Own Knife. Bone handled knife marked XL ALL Parkin & Marshall Cutlers, Sheffield. Brass collar. Marked James Butler Hickok (Wild Bill's alias) on the blade. Wild Bill Hickok, who was aware of his own fame, would collateralize many of his gambling debts with knives that bore his name. This is one such knife won in a card game by Jacob Nash of Lawrence, Kansas. He was very proud of this knife and the fact that he beat Hickok in a game of poker. Provenance Samuel Osborn, Topeka. Paper label history inside box along with a paper label for Covenent United Bretheren in Christ Church, 5420 Huntoon St. Topeka, Kansas. 10-3/4" long

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This item is part of The Harrisburg Auction - Day 6 - July 20
 Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 | 7:00 AM  Pacific
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Wild Bill Hickok's Knife in Wood Box
Wild Bill Hickok's Knife in Wood Box
Lot number: 6365
Seller: Guernsey's Auction
Event: The Harrisburg Auction - Day 6 - July 20
Ends: Saturday, July 20 | 7:00 AM  Pacific

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