1920's William Scagel, the grandfather of modern American knife making. Nice blade grind with crisp stamp and rare blade appointment
A 1920's field knife from the grandfather of modern American knife making, and the inspiration of Bo Randall to make knives.
7 1/4" blade with a super rare line cutter, having seen maybe 3-4. This is extra rare with the location of the line cutter at the start of the clip. Only the second known with the line cutter that location with the others being in front of the guard.
The blade is full with some light sharpening evident and some very light scratches to be expected from an almost 100 year old knife that hasn't seen much use but more "handling" than anything.
The great blade grind style with the top bevel going back to the guard puts the super crisp stamp up on the ricasso immediately in front of the guard.
The owner's name is stamped in the brass hilt, indicating the knife may have belonged to a military man.
The handle is a typical Scagel style and has all you would want, and is 100% original save for the crown. The original crown had a large piece of it broken off like it may have been dropped. The crown was replaced by a superbly skilled craftsman with a period piece of the same length. No one would know if this was not disclosed.
The sheath is an original period piece and shows wear and is functional. Scagel did not supply sheaths with all of his knives. There is a replica sheath included also.
Overall this is a very nice example of a Scagel with an extremely rare option, and due to the replaced crown, available at a very reasonable price.
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