December 13-15, 2022 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/14/2022
Circa 1830s. 8 - 3/8" heavy clip point blade marked on its ricasso "C. CONGREVE, SHEFFIELD" (partially illegible), and on its face "CELEBRATED HUNTING KNIFE" in a cartouche. Swelled center nickel silver handle frame with coffin shaped end, ebony scales and "crown" style guard unique to Congreve. 13 - 1/4 overall length. No sheath. CONDITION: The blade with little or no sharpening and a few scattered spots, handle scales with a few small chips and 2 cracks on the reverse side. A first rate early Sheffield bowie knife by famed maker Charles Congreve, with a guard design that is fragile and rarely seen. Formerly part of the Tommie Jones collection.
Blade Length
8 - 3/8"
Overall Length
13 - 1/4"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $17,220.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
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