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Large Spanish sailor's navaja (folding knife), signed "Beauvoir," 1800s.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 375.00 USD
Large Spanish sailor's navaja (folding knife), signed  Beauvoir,  1800s.
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220.00USD+ (41.80) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 03 @ 17:54UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large Spanish sailor's navaja (folding knife), signed "Beauvoir," 1800s. 170 grams, 13-1/2" overall length, 5-1/2" blade length. The immediate predecessor to the modern jackknife, the Spanish navaja was popular with thieves and gypsies as a small, easily accessible blade that could be tucked safely into one's belt. This example contains a clip-pointed blade with ornate brass handle and hanging loop, cow horn and floral scrimshawed grip with a small silver inlaid plaque. Good overall condition, mostly intact but showing use and age, steel blade with evidence of sharpening, and sharpening wear to tip. With photo-certificate.