Scarce circa 1890th high quality “gambler’s boot dagger” – a small, slim profile dual-edge stiletto blade dagger well suited for a concealed carry. This is a very well-made dagger with a polished blade, genuine stag handle and German silver cross guard and fittings. Made by the famous JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS in Sheffield, England; great overall condition, considering the age.
This boot dagger is slightly used with the blade that is razor-sharp still. The edges are nice and clear with no dings or nicks; the tip is intact. Ricasso is stamped NON•XLL / JOSEPH / ALLEN & SONS / SHEFFIELD / ENGLAND. The dagger is about 8-1/2″ / 21.6 cm; the blade is about 4-1/2″ / 11.4 cm long. Stag handle with German silver band, cross guard, and pommel. The stag has a couple of age-related cracks; but all parts are tight with zero play; the handle is solid; there is no sheath. The dagger has never been cleaned; the blade has a very attractive gray with blueish overtones patina throughout; this type is scarce this nice and unaltered.
This Antique Joseph Allen Sons Sheffield boot dagger is in great overall condition; considering the age. It has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos. Don’t miss your chance to add this attractive gambler’s stiletto to your collection!
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