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Rare Variant of Müller's 1896 D.R.P. Corkscrew & Cigar Tool

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Current price : $950.00
Starting bid: $250.00
# of bids: 23
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: San Anselmo, Ca
Started: 4/7/2012 EDT
Ended: 4/22/2012 2:22:32 PM EDT
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Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. Rare Variant of Müller's 1896 D.R.P. Corkscrew & Cigar Tool Rare Variant of Müller's 1896 D.R.P. Corkscrew & Cigar Tool Rare Variant of Müller's 1896 D.R.P. Corkscrew & Cigar Tool Rare Variant of Müller's 1896 D.R.P. Corkscrew & Cigar Tool

Rare, Unusual 1896 Müller Patent Corkscrew & Cigar Tool

Beautiful variant of a German knife patented by Carl Hugo Müller.  I cannot find another one in any books on corkscrews, although there are similar examples in Peters' & Giulian's book Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives, illustrated in figures 1381, 1382 & 1488.  None, however, are quite the same, have as many tools, or display as much detail.

This example is marked on the tang of the master blade:


Also marked on the cellar motif handle scale:

"D.R.P. No. 89172".

Included are a corkscrew, master knife blade, blunt rounded end cigar box opening blade with a notch for lifting the cigar box nail, a screwdriver blade (on one end of the handle), and a hammer for a cigar box nail.  The nickel handles are decorated with bicycles on one side and a cellarman descending the stairs into a wine cellar, on the other.

Measures 3 1/4 inches when closed.  Little wear.  Includes its original leather pouch which does show some wear, but no major damage.  Beautiful knife!

Condition: 9/10.


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