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Lot 300: A VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN''S WALKING CANE WITH CONCEALED DAGGER,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN''S WALKING CANE WITH CONCEALED DAGGER,
probably French circa 1870, with 29 1/2in. cane shaft terminating in an iron ferrule, moulded gilt-washed band at join with disguised release button, horn handle moulded as a realistic horse''s hoof complete with applied burr-walnut ''shoe'' (small losses), the handle separating from the shaft to reveal a square section blind fluted 10 1/2in. narrow dagger blade