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Product Code: 4429
Condition: Excellent
Price: € 0,00

Rare, early, folding lock-back dirk knife made by the American cutler Alviset Amedee.. His first registered address was in 556 Pearl Street, NYC from 1848 to 1851 and then moved to 590 Broadway, NYC. with a shop in the famous Niblo’s Garden at nr. 9. We have reference of him taking part to the NY Crystal Palace "Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations" 1853. * LASS 21 - C u t l e r y and Edge Tools - DIVISION A - COURTS 18 AND 19 - Table N 7 AMEDEE ALVISET - 590 Broadway, New York City - manufacturer: cutlery, dirks, bowie-knives, hunting-knives, pen and pocket knives, scissors*. A large size dirk knife. 12.7 inches closed (32,3 cm) , 24.6 opened (62,5 cm) with a 11 5/8 inches swedge carbon blade that is appropriate for an offense purpose tapering to a needle sharp point. This is a blade best suited for stabbing. The small ring on the back of the knife by the butt was suitable to hang the knife from a suspension ring attached to the inside of the coat. The blade is cross stamped *A. ALVISET, 9 Niblo’s Garden, Broadway*. It is back released and features a ring to easily unlock it. The 7 mm thick back spring has originally been strengthened with a special steel reinforcement to avoid any problem of weakness while opening the long blade. The inner side of the back spring features two different thin spaces to house the blade when closed and avoid the contact between the sharp edge and back spring. The carbon steel bolster has been nicely hand filed. The knife features genuine deer stag slabs over steel liners with a central lozenge for owner’s name. Condition is wonderful mainly considering age and type. The blade is in full profile with no nicks, dents or damage and closes firmly in the locked open position. No damage to note to the stag handles. It is extremely rare to find a folding dirk manufactured of an American cutler instead of an English one and it’s quite unusual to find one in such size. PRICE UPON REQUEST