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    Springfield m1880 Hunting Knife and odd scabbard

    Hi all,
    Recently picked up a Springfield m1880 knife, brass guard, looks good, sharpened over time. The scabbard is interesting. A thin metal, tin maybe? Soldered together with little design elements added. Definitely not Indian as far as I can tell, homemade at some point in time. The only 'machined' looking part is the one strip of punched/stamped metal near the throat. But it does fit like a glove though. Anyone ever see anything like this?


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    Tin scabbard looks like it could have been made to use m1880 knife as a Theatrical or Fraternal Order ' ancient prop'.

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    You don't see the issue knife & scabbard in period photos very often.


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    Now there's a knife I won't be getting anytime soon. Very nice. Sticker shock from ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    Now there's a knife I won't be getting anytime soon.
    I passed on on a dealer's table at the Chilliwack show about five years back priced at $100...and didn't look at it because the man was worldly and knew his stuff. Obviously a repro...so a few hours later it was priced correctly...oops!...
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    1880 Hunting knife

    I got lucky at a Raleigh NC gun show last fall. I had seen a 1880 hunting knife for several shows and ask the dealer if I could look at it again but that I could not afford it. He said no one had offered a price or haggled with him, the price was 750 dollars, so I said $400 he said make it 425 and it is yours. So I now have a really nice 1880 hunting knife with a very good scabbard.

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    Nice price...
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard View Post
    I said $400 he said make it 425 and it is yours
    Regards, Jim

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    I don't think I have broken the $200 barrier yet for an edged weapon. Come close a few times. Swissicon officer dagger, Martini Henry blade bayonet. Been pretty lucky with everything else.


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