Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 230

230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy 230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy 230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy 230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy 230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy 230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy 230: Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy

Iron and Wood Crooked Knife in Form of Fist Effigy

Woodlands, first half 19th century
Blade fashioned from a trade file.
H. 4 in.; L. 10 _ in

Crooked knives, or draw knives were used to make bowls or cut deeply into wood because the special shape allowed for increased wrist mobility.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

Price Realized: $2,232