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C1830 Meissen Handled Bowie

This porcelain handled spearpointed bowie is a rare example of what I would call an exhibition knife, these were meant as functional showpieces of what the craftsmen could do with their chosen material. This German knife is typical of the spearpointed bowies and belt knives of the time and has a silver/white metal set of fittings over early 19th century continental porcelain that I have had identified as Meissen. Despite the interesting materials the knife feels good in the hand. This knife can be yours for £325 or best offer.

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