Lot 278

13 Assorted Contemporary Knives

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Group of 13 primitive, western, fantasy, and historic knives; many with beadwork, leather, and tasseled sheaths. Makers include Frost Cutlery Surgical Steel, Monarch Japan, and Shrade USA. This group includes:

One American bowie knife with an antler handle and leather sheath.

One American bowie knife with an antler handle, brass hilt, and a leather and brass sheath.

One mid-19th c. American dagger with a steel and fabric handle. The knife bears and antislavery inscription.

One large American folding knife with a handle comprised of two folding knife handles welded together.

One 19th c. American folding hatchet.

An additional eight assorted fantasy and Native American style knives.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went. This sale features selections from that lifetime of eclectic and inspired collecting, including furniture by Carlo Bugatti, Gabriel Viardot, and Josef Hoffman; artworks by artists ranging from Old Masters to Salvador Dali to Arman; an impressive collection of Indian sculptures; and much more. Be sure to explore our timed-only online auction of other fascinating objects from this collection that will be posted in mid-August.

Blade length ranges from 4 in to 14 in; Overall length ranges from 5 in to 20 in.


Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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