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November 1, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Midshipman's Dirk and Scabbard

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 01, 2014 10:00AM


Midshipman's Dirk and Scabbard, c. early 19th century, gilt-brass backstrap with a lion head at the pommel, gilt-brass counter-guard, bone grip, curved steel blade engraved with a panoply of arms and foliate designs, and a gilt-brass scabbard engraved with foliate designs, blade lg. 9, overall lg. 14 in.

Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum.
Estimate $300-500

Some light cracks in the grip, some light patina on the blade, and a few light dings on the scabbard.

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counter-guard, steel blade, lion head, Fort Ticonderoga Museum