Lew Waldman's Estate
Sale of Arms & Armour Collection
Seller ID: lew-57

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1126 - Philippine Islands Dagger with Brass, Horn and Bone Hilt & Leather Sheath

The blade is double-edged and symmetrical with a lenticular cross section and measures just over 6¾ inches (17.4 cm) with a maximum thickness of 0.2 inch (0.5 cm). Though mostly bright polished, there are several patches of very mild discoloration and pitting. The guard, hilt ferrules and cap are made of brass and the guard has the letters 'E' and 'P' scratched lightly on one side. The grip is round - likely a Spanish influence - and made up of stacked discs of wood or caribou horn and bone separated by brass washers. The dagger alone measures 11 inches (28 cm) in length and weighs 5.7 ounces (161 grams). A dark leather sheath accompanies the dagger and shows some shallow surface losses and fraying of the terminal tassel. Within the sheath, the length is 11¾ inches (29.5 cm) and the weight is 6.3 ounces (180 grams). Lew dated this dagger and sheath to the 1920s.


Philippine Islands Dagger

Philippine Islands Dagger

Philippine Islands Dagger

Philippine Islands Dagger



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