MUSEUM QUALITY 1860s STUNNING MEMENTO MORI DIRK DAGGER KNIFE with SHEATH, BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED DAMASCUS & NICKEL BLADE that measures 7 1/2long, the dagger is 12 1/2 overall with a Finely made Ebony Handle and German Silver cross guard. There are Masonic symbols present on one side of blade, at the top is a Acacia wreath , below is a crossed group of items, a Sword, Key, Maul and possibly a column , below that are 9 stars in the shape of an eye with rays encompassing one side, the all seeing Eye.
Below that is another grouping of items, a Globe with a Square and Compass on either side , two trowels with a bundle of wheat in the center, there are a couple of other items also present. On the ricaso is written MEMENTO MORI With a Skull and Crossbones, below an Hourglass with Wings, the words and symbols are translated to mean LIFE IS SHORT AND REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL DIE. On the other side of the blade there is a Panalopy of Arms on the ricaso with a tree or plant like scrolling vine of foliate extending up the blade and topped with leaves of the Acacia tree.
This dagger is in nearly Mint condition with some small areas of peppering on the blade that would probably clean up but have been left untouched, the blade is made of a Fine Damascus steel and the pattern can be seen on the insets of the engraved areas and the high points are polished Nickel. The Sheath is leather with Nickel Silver mounts and is in excellent antique condition , fits snugly with no issues. Please see pictures for more details and condition as they are part of the description.
The item "AMAZING VICTORIAN MEMENTO MORI DIRK DAGGER 1860s KNIFE ENGRAVED DAMASCUS BLADE" is in sale since Thursday, October 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Daggers". The seller is "mlthursby" and is located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
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