That’s real purty . . . and real expensive!

A new world record price for a knife has been realized at an auction in Illinois.

A knife presented to President Theodore Roosevelt brought a world record price of $414,000 at auction this past weekend, Sept. 9-11.

It is believed to be the most ever paid for an American knife at auction, according to the auctioneer, Rock Island Auction Co.

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The previous world record price for a knife at auction reportedly was $270,000 in 2006 for a piece that was linked to Sam Houston.

There’s more at the link.

It’s a very attractive knife, and has great historical interest . . . but it’s still a knife.  I might pay that much for an historic sword, or a set of matched pistols, that were used in some historically significant duel, but a knife?

Oh, well.  As long as the purchaser’s happy . . .



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