Lot 8095: Oswald's personally-owned and -used fixed-blade knife and leather sheath issued by the United States Marine Corps, approximately 11.25? in length, featuring an unmarked steel blade, stacked leather handle, and metal ring at the bottom. Oswald lightly carved his initials, "LHO," into the leather on the reverse of the sheath, which is indiscernible to the human eye. In very good condition, with general marks and wear from use. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from his elder brother, Robert L. Oswald.The certificate states, in full: "This is to certify that I took the photograph, reproduced above left, of my brother, Lee Harvey Oswald, in 1958, on one of our hunting trips, while he was on leave from the Marines. In his back pocket was his Marine knife depicted below. The knife is visible in the photo on the right at his back pocket. Lee carved his initials 'L H O' into the sheath which is almost discernible to the naked eye." Lee Harvey Oswald served in the Marines for nearly three years, enlisting in October 1956 and being discharged in September 1959. Offered here is a unique artifact supported by direct family lineage—a rare opportunity to acquire a weapon owned and used by history's most infamous assassin.
RR Auction's Remarkable Rarities Auction 461
Monday, 28th September 2015
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