November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
This knife is photographed and described in figure 84 on page 47 of "Silver Mounted Swords, The Lattimer Family Collection" by Daniel D. Hartzler. Measures 13 - 1/2" overall. The 8-1/4" clip point blade has a 4-5/8" false edge and a large etched panel on the left side featuring an American eagle with an E Pluribus eagle with a banner in its talons, as well as the phrase "AMERICANS ASK FOR NOTHING BUT WHAT IS RIGHT & SUBMIT TO NOTHING THAT IS WRONG/ AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE/ THE UNITED STATES THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE PROTECTED BY HER NOBLE & BRAVE VOLUNTEERS". The left side of the ricasso is stamped "WILKINSON & CO. NORFOLK & SHEFFIELD". The overall length is 13-1/2" and the rectangular handle is slightly tapered towards the oval-shaped German silver guard, and the top of the handle retains a silver cap retained by two pins. The opposite side of the blade also has a red "170", indicating that it was once in the collection of the well-known author and collector Bob Berryman. Complete with its black leather scabbard with German silver mounts. Leather is decorated with stamped and gilded designs on both sides. CONDITION: Blade shows some scattered frosting and dark spots with one minor chip on the edge towards the tip. Ricasso has been cleaned and markings are partially worn. Handle retains a pleasing honey patina, with some darker spots. Scabbard is missing its frog stud and tip has been broken off and is currently being held in place with tape. Leather shows some scuffing. PROVENANCE: The Lattimer Family collection. DMG
Blade Length
7 - 1/2"
Overall Length
13 - 1/2"
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,875.00
Estimate: $700 - $1,500
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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