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Lot 4: Dan Thornton Custom Boot Knife - The Vindicator
Guns/Knives/Coins/Militaria Liquidation Day 1
June 25, 2011
Florence, AL, USA
Description: This boot knife is from Dan Thornton of South Carolina who was listed in "Levine's Guide to Knives and their values 4th edition as being a member of the guild. Thornton reached some noteriety in the 1980's for making a small boot knife he called "The Vindicator" which I believe this to be. The knife is roughly 7 1/4" long and has black wooden (ebonized/ebony) handle and sheath and nickel silver pins. It carries an incredibly beautiful look and fits into its wooden sheath like a well made machined part.The blade is ground masterfully and is marked "Thornton". It is untouched and has been sitting in a private collection until now.