Superb Georgian Carved Horn Handle Hunting Dagger Knife c1780 French? A beautiful long bladed hunting dagger, knife in bright steel with superb Figured spine with raised serpent, mythical dragon like beast.
The Handle is hand carved solid horn and shows 2 men and a woman naked amongst woodland in what feels to be a Biblical Allegorical theme? Some reticulated aspects to this beautiful carving with a few legs etc carved in the round. Set with a silver capped pommel and silver ferrule and guard to the blade join to handle. I've seen similar looking mounts described as French, whilst I'm open to interpretation. No makers marks apparent to blade or elsewhere.Some wear to the silver trim of the sheath opening otherwise this leather clad wooden sided sheath is in exceptional condition. You will note the very tip of the blade is missing, perhaps the last inch or 3cms or so. As is- the blade measures 25.5cm (10 inches approx) Total length is 38.5cm, (over 15 inches) Its weight is 285 grams, with sheath 315 grams. Aside from the lost tip the knife presents in very fine condition, the blade edge very straight quite sharp. An exceptional early example, I would strongly suggest pre 1800s. Please check out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. It will answer your questions far quicker than we will - thats why it's there! Some quick answers are below just to help you out........
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