12" Antique 1850s Gamblers Knife Dagger , Samuel Bell , Knoxville Tn.
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12" Antique 1850s Gamblers Knife Dagger , Samuel Bell , Knoxville Tn. :
Here is a wonderful 1850s 12" dagger markedGAMBLERS COMPANION, SAMUEL BELL , KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. The 7 3/4 " blade has a few small dings in the edges also light surface rust. Overall very good condition.Bell was twice mayor of Knoxville. Bell was the son of British parents, Bell (1798-1882) was born and raised in Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. He worked in War of 1812-era weapons factories before moving to Knoxville at age 21 and setting up shop here as a silversmith. Samuel Bell was a silversmith who made mostly fancy knives in Knoxville, TN (1819-1852) then in San Antonio, TX (1852-1882), This dagger is the work of a master maker. SHIPS USA ONLY Isell my listings WITHOUT A RESERVE , and NO returns. Study the pictures before offerding, and ask question if you are unclear about anything. We described things as best we can but we are not experts in every field. You may know more about the item then we do. You are the judge as to quality and value. I try to list several new item every other day, so keep check my listings including early western and Mexican pieces…