Lot 277

9 Assorted Knives - Valois, Maines, Tahar

Estimate: $300 - $600

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$300 $50
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Group of nine knives and daggers including:

Two matching Daniel Valois daggers with stainless steel tapered blades, curved guards, and composite plastic handles. Marked along the ricasso and with a custom nesting leather sheath.

One Jay Maines for Sunrise River Custom Knives dagger. With a brass guard and a carved and fluted wooden handle. Marked along the ricasso. With a leather wrapped wooden sheath.

One dagger marked "CRW" along the ricasso. With an antler handle inlaid with wood, brass, and stainless steel.

One Tahar Raza Damascus steel blade; marked along the ricasso. The handle with finger grips
inlaid with wood and vibrant red jasper.

One Tahar Raza Damascus steel blade; marked along the blade. The handle inlaid with chevrons of turquoise. With a leather sheath.

One Damascus steel blade marked 743 along the tapered blade. The guard elegantly decorated with leaves and scrollwork. With a curved wooden handle and leather sheath.

One Pioneer tactical Damascus steel blade with a horn or antler handle with brass inlay. Marked along the blade.

One knife marked "JH" along the blade. With an abalone mother of pearl handle.

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 1/2 in to 8 1/4 in; overall length ranges from 9 in to 14 1/2 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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