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Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Revolutionary War period ‘Hessian’ Soldier Folding Pocket Knife

Dated circa 1775-1780, this is a Rare 18th Century Revolutionary War period “Hessian” Soldier Folding Pocket Knife made of bone and horn (1775 - 1780). One of only a handful of known examples of this kind, the folding pocket knife is made of carved bone and horn.

The top section depicts the headgear, face, hair queue and epaulets of a “Hessian” soldier. The body, made of pressed horn, shows on one side an arm holding a sword. Very good overall condition considering its age.

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    Folding pocket knifes weren’t exactly rare in the late 18th century, but foldiong pocket knives of this quality were.
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    Hessian reminds me of Grimm :)
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    this is beautiful
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