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English-made Dirk

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
27
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

English-made Dirk, c. 1850-63, silvered grip with foliate designs, blade marked "CORSAN/BENTON/BURDEKIN & CO" on the ricasso, blade etched with an eagle and "VOLUNTEER," with scabbard (tip missing), blade lg. 4 3/4, overall lg. 9 1/4 in.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $700-900

Knife is in good condition, scabbard is missing the tip.


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