21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,250
GBP 3,000 - GBP 3,500
A GERMAN EXPANDING LEFT-HAND DAGGER
With tapering flat blade changing to a sharply tapering point of stiff-diamond section, and fitted with a pair of sprung side-prongs retained by a sliding catch on the reverse of the ricasso, iron hilt formed with a pair of strongly arched quillons widening and flattened towards the tips, ring-guard filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, faceted pommel, and moulded grip bound with patterned wire and 'Turk's heads'.
18 5/8in (48cm)
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