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Title Mediterranean knife
Nationality Sardinian
Period c 1760
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This splendid example, with a 12" blade, has a silver-mounted horn grip inlaid with mother-of-pearl, silver straps, and copper and silver piquet work. The forte of the blade is inlaid, on one side, with the tree of life in silver and, on the other, with an angel blowing a trumpet and a mythical bird amongst fruits and foliage.

Over the many years of handling this type of knife, this is the finest example I have seen. The scabbard has its original leather (now varnished), the silver mounts have a little age distress and damage, but are essentially intact, and engraved on the reverse top locket the motif 'G.C.' below a Maltese cross.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Sardinian : 18th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know, the knot has arrived and is an awesome piece. It will make a great addition to the collection.

S V, USA, 05.08.2014

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011

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