Presented is a sailor made knife with
a fancy rope work hilt and longer than usual blade of 9 14 inches. The blade and 2 inch false edge are sharpened to an extreme.
The hilt is covered with woven rope to prevent slipping and embellished with a Turks Head at each end, all painted brown.
There is a long lanyard out the end to keep the knife from being dropped. The original hand tooled leather scabbard has a
small atoll with large palm tree and single native figure on its face. All the metal work and stitching are tight.
This 14 inch knife is much longer than what would normally be used by a sailor, and more than likely, may have
been used as a fighting weapon. The lanyard would be helpful when climbing in the rigging to board another ship, but the length
would be a hindrance when doing general work aloft. The significance of the design on the scabbard is unknown, but speaks
to the tropics.
All in all, a very interesting and desirable blade with a fierce seagoing heritage
Extremely sharp 2 inch false edge
Fancy rope work grip
with Turks Heads at each end and lanyard
Ricasso and metal guard. No markings
CONDITION: Considering its age and use at sea everything is in very good condition
and tight. The blade has only some minor brown spots and mottling, but no pitting. The rope work and scabbard are good. A
very nice piece.
STANDARD FLAT RATE SHIPPING, INSURANCE & PACKING to 48 contiguous States, $10.00
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not
completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original
packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome,
but must inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,
Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico,
New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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