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Four World War I-era Fighting Knives

Auction:
3033T
Lot:
1106
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Sale #3033T - 3033T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 18, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Four World War I-era Fighting Knives, a Model 1917 bolo knife with a brass and iron grip, a German sword cut down into a knife, a French sword bayonet cut down into a knife with a leather scabbard and a German frog attached, and a British knife with a brass hilt, named to "SGT. ERWIN PRICE" with all of the battles he fought stamped around the grip, and a steel hand guard and blade.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $400-600

All have some wear from use but are in good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Nicholas A. Penachio, Bayonet, Blade weapons, Heavy Cavalry Sword, Knife, Military science, Military technology, Security, Sword, Trench knife