Lot 253

6 Military Swords & Knife

Estimate: $400 - $800

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$0 $25
$300 $50
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$100,000 $10,000
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$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
Group of six military swords and knives including:

One Soviet naval officer's dirk, 1957, serial # 65160, with Ricasso markings and the year.

One pre-1933 German Waffenfabrik Neuhausen Bayonet

One British Wilkinson P-1907 Bayonet, ca. May 1918, with Ricasso markings and the date.

One Firefighter's sword, ca. 19th-20th c., with a maker's mark along the handle depicting crossed hammers over crossed swords.

One Indian Mughal saber (talwar), ca. 18th-19th c.

One English fox-hunting sword, marked along the hilt. The blade depicts a fox and is engraved with the numbers 1120.

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 8 1/4 in to 31 in; Overall length ranges from 12 1/2 in to 37 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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