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This Outstanding Relic Has Been Sold.
RARE FRENCH DIVING KNIFE WW II or
Steel & Brass
Weight 3 lbs 15 oz
Made 20th Century
Blade 8” x 1 1/8” x 1/4”
5/8“ x 1 1/4“ x 1 1/4” Sheath 10
3/8“ L x 1 3/4“ Dia
Presented is an unmarked, very rare, French WW II dive knife. Knives of this type are rarely
seen and are highly prized. We were lucky to obtain this one from the estate of a long standing Boston collector of high quality
nautical antiques who had a reputation for seeking quality and rarity. This one has a wonderful patina in military olive tones
of green from light on the grip to darker on the sheath. The brass is all in excellent condition. The blade has considerable
black spots and pitting on both sides, and may be an old replacement.
there is little documented information as to when these knives were made and who manufactured them. Antique
and vintage diving expert and author, Leon Lyons believes they date to WW II or earlier.
Obverse side of blade and hilt
in threads on knife and in sheath
CONDITION: The patina is military
olive green and varies from dark to light on the grip. Considering its age, everything is in very good condition
and tight. The blade has a sharp edge and very small black speckling and and some pitting. There are some light marks
from use. A highly desirable piece.
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INSURANCE & PACKING to 48 contiguous States, $20.00
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
within the continental United States are included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
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International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina,
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