Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
Below is just a small portion of the massive selection of high quality art & antiques to be featured in our upcoming August 29th 2023 auction! This auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
Very Rare & Unique Michael Price, San Francisco Double Ring Push Dagger.
11.75”overall, 7” hefty double edge hollow ground dagger point blade, .25” thick at ricasso which stamped on both sides “M PRICE / SF”. Silver plated cast 3” German silver guard with unique double finger loop is elegantly engraved between rings. Walrus ivory grip has worn incised scrimshaw scrolls on one side. Silver sheath with 3” steel belt loop, German silver ball finial.
This unique dagger is pictured on cover of “ANTIQUE BOWIE KNIFE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL” #1 2020 and page 307 of “A SURE DEFENSE, THE BOWIE KNIFE IN AMERICA” which chronicled the greatest curated display of American Bowies in 2013.
This is type of Michael Price special order dagger that made gamblers notorious in pop culture, as this is a sinister weapon with one purpose.
PROVENANCE: ex-Guy Manwaring collection.