May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2022
Zlatoust is well known for being one of the foremost centers of Russian engraving and metalwork, with production as far back as 1815, when Zlatoust was manufacturing edged weapons, including decorated examples. This modern example is a hunting knife with a Damascus trailing point blade, decorated on right side with a leopard mid-leap, with clever use of blackening and white enamel to detail the leopard. Right side of blade with a short spray of florals on ricasso. Sheath, bolster, and pommel with extensive floral decoration on a mixed silver and gilt ground; left side of sheath depicting a leopardess and 2 of her cubs, midway through grooming. Sheath very cleverly makes use of blackening and white enamel to detail the leopards. Karelian birch grip with finger groove. Pommel with ball capstan. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining virtually all of the factory finishes, with some very minor marks from sheathing/resheathing. Housed in a wooden presentation case fitted to knife and paper slipcase. Accompanied by Russian Compliance paperwork and a description of the knife in Cyrillic. A lovely piece of Russian art. EMW. A portion of the proceeds for this lot will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse in support of Ukraine.
Case and Box
Blade Length
7 - 3/4"
Overall Length
13 - 1/4"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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