American Naval Officer's Dirk

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7.5 in. spear point blade, 12.5 in. overall length. Bone hilt. Brass crossguard with acorn finials and brass ferrule. Blued blade etched with floral patterns and martial naval motifs with gold gilt highlights. Brass sheet metal scabbard with two suspension rings. Engraved with an American Eagle motif and a fouled anchor, as well as floral splays.

Provenance: N. Flayderman and Co., Inc.

Condition: Good to very good overall. Blade retains some of its original blued finish which has faded and dulled with age, and shows scattered surface oxidation and discoloration. Unfinished portion of blade with dull pewter patina and scattered discoloration. Blade shows minor scattered pinpricking. Hilt with some longitudinal cracks and a chip on the upper reverse of the grip. The bone has a nice rich ivory tone to it with some scattered surface scuffs and scratches. Scabbard in about fine condition with traces of original gold gilt in protected areas. Engraving remains crisp and sharp.

EST $ 1000 - 1500

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This item is part of Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction
 Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
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American Naval Officer's Dirk
American Naval Officer's Dirk
Lot number: 18
Seller: Cowan's Auctions
Event: Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction
Ends: Wednesday, November 2 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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