Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 162: Ogden Bros. & Derby, Sheffield Dagger with Sheath

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Attractive Ogden Bros. & Derby, Sheffield Dagger with Sheath

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Attractive Ogden Bros. & Derby, Sheffield Dagger with Sheath

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Type: Other
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Item Views: 350
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 184
Class: Other
Description:

Manufactured by Ogden Bros. & Derby c. 1856-1861. John Derby was added to the Ogden Bros. partnership in 1856 and they advertised a wide range of cutlery manufactured at their Surrey Works on Eyre Lane, however the partnership was bankrupt by 1861. This example measures 11 3/8 inches overall with a 6 7/8 inch spear point blade marked "OGDEN BRO'S/& DERBY/SURREY WORKS/EYRE LANE" on one ricasso and "PLENTY" over a sickle symbol on the other. The guard and pommel are ornately cast German silver and it is fitted with antique ivory grip scales with a German silver inscription panel on one side. Includes a brown leather sheath with German silver fittings.

Rating Definition:

Fine, the blade mostly bright with a few scattered patches of light pitting/darker patina, concentrated mostly at the tip and ricassos, and a couple minor nicks in the edge. The German silver shows a mostly bright attractively aged patina. The otherwise fine grip scales have a hairline age crack visible in the side with the blank inscription panel and otherwise light handling marks.



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