John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
18th Century Yardstick w/ Hidden Sword
18th Century Yardstick w/ Hidden Sword

This is one of the neatest items I've ever offered for sale. It's a Yardstick with a hidden Sword. The one side is carved  IS 1785  FE with some nice incised carvings while the obverse side is incised carved in 1" inch measurements 1-12 . The O/A length is 40" with the sword blade being 32". The blade has a raised ridge and blood fullers.  This weapon was made 2 years prior to the signing of the U.S. Constitution.  

Price: $1,895.00