Ultra Rare Hardy All Brass 2 3/4” Perfect W Hardy D Block Case Shaded Rod - Hand
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Ultra Rare Hardy 1896? All Brass 2 3/4” Perfect W Hardy D Block Case
Shaded hand trademark and enclosed oval logo
In Jess Miller's The Dunkeld Collection Hardy Reels, "This now world famous fly reel started it's long and illustrious life as a brass model in which each part was hand made by one man, from the ivory handle to the blued spring in the check mechanism."
This 2 3/4" Brass Perfect with a superior ivory handle.
This reel has, as it sho...uld, the 1896 Check mechanism which works as good as the day it was made.
Brass ball bearings in open ball race were used in the early models before they enclosed the ball bearings. ALL ball bearings are present and turn smoothly
Dished drum with large and small perforations, which make this reel stunning.
Original Brass strapped tension screw works as it should.
The single hole slick brass foot is correct.
The embossed Shaded Hand Trademark is truly hard to come by and adds to the beauty and collectibility of this reel.
The natural verdigris present on the spool as it should be with a reel of this age.
An all leather Hardy D Block Case is included with this reel. See the photos for the beauty of the crimson lining and the reel fitting like a glove.
See my other items. **I also have a 4.5" ALL BRASS Perfect that is Museum Quality.** That will be listing soon.
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