A Victorian Hunting Knife
Lot 151
A Victorian Hunting Knife
Sold for £312 (US$ 507) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Victorian Hunting Knife
By William Paget, 195 Piccadilly, London, Mid-19th Century
With broad blade double-edged at the point and stamped on one side with maker's name and address beneath 'VR', a crown between, flat ovoidal iron cross-guard, and natural staghorn grips, in original leather sheath with suspension tab carrying a buckle for retaining the knife (some light pitting)
26 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ron Flook, The London Knife Book ..., 2008, p. 126, pl. 126

    Paget knives are known to have been used by the famous Victorian game hunter Samuel Baker. In 1890 Baker wrote 'It is difficult to arrange a knife that would comprise all desiderata, but Mr. Paget of Piccadilly (long since dead) was first rate cutler and he produced the perfection of a blade ...'
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