Active from the 1850s into the 1870s, Siegel is noted as a maker of a variety of knives and tools, with surgical implements being a noted specialty in the directories of the day. Measuring 7 1/2 inches long, this push dagger is fitted with a 4 1/4 inch double edged spear point blade and a round shank, with "F.S. SIEGEL/LOU.KY" on one side of the ricasso. The hilt is constructed from a single piece of smooth, lightly curved rosewood, with a German silver ferrule securing the shank. With a German silver sheath, fitted with a round suspension stud and a leather loop.
Fine. The steel shows a mixed gray patina, with areas of erosion on the blade and minor edge nicks. The grip is very good, with a few light handling marks and attractive grain. The sheath shows a number of scuffs and small tears in the leather, with a few bends, dings and seam openings in the body, concentrated around the throat.
There are currently no customer product questions on this lot