Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 41: Three Japanese-Style Knives with Carved Bone Fittings

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $750 - $1,500

Three Japanese-Style Knives with Carved Bone Fittings

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Type: Other
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Catalog Page: 14
Class: Other
Description:

1) Knife with dragon themed carving, 9 1/2 inch unsharpened blade with simulated temper line, set into a bone hilt with plastic filler, carved in the shape of a dragon. Sheath is made of similar material, with scale carving and a wraparound scene of men fording a river. 2) Knife with carved figural scenes, 6 inch unsharpened blade with brass collar, bone grip with decorative carving, and sheath, which has a pair of holes drilled into the side. 3) Knife with carved figure decoration, as 2 with a 5 3/4 inch blade and deeper carving.

Rating Definition:

1) Good, with some spotting and dings on the blade, and cracking of the bone. 2) Good, with the tip slightly bent and small areas of spotting and discoloration on the blade. The bone sections show cracks, with a glue repair on the sheath. 3) Very good, with some mild wear on the blade and a few cracks in the bone.



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