Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3616: Gold and Stone Inlaid Zlatoust "Wolf" Knife with Sheath

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500

Gold and Stone Inlaid Zlatoust "Wolf" Knife with Sheath

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Manufactured at the Zlatoust Arms factory in Zlatoust, Russia. The knife is adorned with fine inlaid floral scrolls, geometric designs, and a scene depicting three wolves baying to the night. The sheath is adorned in the same fashion with a different scene showing two wolves in a chase with a deer. The outline of this panel is adorned with white stones. The pommel of the knife is fashioned into the shape of a wolf's head and has white stones at the grip. The knife measures 12 inches from tip to pommel. Includes a hardwood display case, shipping box, and factory paperwork describing the knife in Russian. Per consignor the blade is extremely rare layered Swedish Damascus steel.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with a bright blade and crisp engraving overall. Case is excellent.

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