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Norwegian dress knife has a 1.250" long ebony wood handle with .625 long nickel silver bolsters at each end of wood. Bolsters have decorative chasing. The 2.250" long blade has a very slight upsweep that goes through the handle and terminates at the hilt with what appears to be a small threaded bolster. Donor stated that this knife was originally owned by his great grandfather, who gave it to his son Ole J. Skaug, born in Norway in 1844. Ole gave the knife to his son, Oscar, who then gave the knife to his son, the donor. This type of dress knife, worn from the belt, was traditional in Norway and is still in use.
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