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Complete Set of ten knives, the “Shaw-Leibowitz Bicentennial Commemorative Knife Set.” Each commemorates an important event in the American Colonies’ fight for independence, and are presented in a wooden display, topped with green felt, in the shape of the continental United States, custom made by a previous owner. Overall size, 26” from east to west, 15.75” from north to south. A knife is displayed in each of the ten cut-outs. Prominent knife trademarks such as Case, Gerber, Western, Rigid, and Olsen are represented. A limited edition of 200 numbered sets were produced from 1974-1976. This is set number 5, a very low number. Each blade is engraved “5/200” and “Shaw-Leibowitz ©” Comprises ten knives, each engraved with a patriotic scene on the blade. Every scene was hand drawn on each knife by the artists, Sherrill Shaw and Leonard Leibowitz, and etched under their supervision: (1) The Boston Tea Party 1773 (Rigid), (2) The Ride Of Paul Revere 1775 (Gerber, Model 400), (3) 1775 The Shot Heard Around The World (Case P172), (4) The Declaration Of Independence July 4, 1776 (Westmark 703), (5) Washington Crossing The Delaware 1776 (Olsen 503), (6) I have not yet begun to fight John Paul Jones 1779 engraved on small blade; large blade depicts scene (Case Sunfish Knife 6250); (7) Valley Forge 1777-1778 (Gerber Model 400); (8) Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Patrick Henry 1736-1799 (Westmark 702); (9) The Victory at Yorktown October 19, 1781 (Case P172); (10) Washington's Triumphant Return To New York 1783 (Rigid). Each knife was numbered 36/200. The set here offered, numbered 5/200, includes the unique USA display case.
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Magnificent Patriotic Display! Complete Set of ten Bicentennial Era Knives from the 1773 Boston Tea Party to General Washington’s triumphant Return to New York in 1783

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Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $7,500 - $10,000
Auction closed on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
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