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Lot Number 10
Bidding Starts at 09/30/2019 17:30
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(10/17/2019 22:46)
Quantity 1
High Bid 2,600.00
JOSEPH RODGERS GORDON KNIFE, Featured on page 90 of ''Sheffield Exhibition Knives'', a Joseph Rodgers knife with finely checkered ebony handle. Five inches closed, 8 7/8'' open, front lockback spear master blade, long pen, button hook, can opener, corkscrew, hoof pick, and leather punch, Two screws through the handles are there for harness repair. With bail, etched ''Gordon Knife.'' Milled liners all around, grooved bolsters, marked ''Cutlers to Her Majesty.'' Named for Gordon of Khartoum, a famous 19th century military legend, making his reputation first in China and then later defending Khartoum in the Sudan in a year long siege that was followed closely by the press in England. His defense is detailed in the movie Khartoum staring Charlton Heston. There are two tiny storage specks on the locking bar, otherwise mint.