European or American. One piece horn grip with iron back spine and 2 1/2” square point folding blade marked with a scimitar form maker’s mark. The blade when folded, accords exactly with the grip verifying that it was made in this length and blunt. Shows age and use throughout. The metal quite crisp. Sailors were not allowed to carry pointed knives to avoid fights or mutinies which were a threat as many were conscripted against their wills. Knives were needed for rigging and other tasks and most simply had their tips broken off. Examples made in this form are rare.
Stock Number: 99-98

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