Item #: BQ3404 -- A Rare 19th Century American Sailor's Carved Whale Bone Child's Sword -- $1500.00
A 19th C. carved whale bone child's sword with multi-piece construction and silvered metal fittings. One side of the blade displays a sailfish carved in relief. The family we obtained this item from stated that it was made by a distant relative when he was a sailor serving on a whaler during the latter 19th century, then given to a boy in the family. The condition is excellent with the bone displaying hairline age cracks and fine surface patina. There are traces of old glue evident around small areas of the fittings and a small section of bone is lost on one side of the crossguard. A rare one-of-a-kind find. 57.7 cm. L.