Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Early and Rare Bowie by Town Harrington &?Co., Worcester Mass.
    Circa 1830s. A distinctive and unusual 9-1/2" clip point bowie knife with fullered blade, fileworked ricasso and sharpened false edge, 14-1/4" overall. Marked with eagle and in tiny lettering TOWN HA[rrington] &?Co. WOR[cheste]R M[as]S [line under that illegible]. Octagonal rosewood handle checkered on every other face, with iron guard and nickel silver ferrule and pommel, neatly machined. Well made nickel silver sheath. Excellent, blade with antique patina over original finish and does not appear to have ever been sharpened.
    This little known New England maker also operated under the name Worcester Cutlery and German Silver Works. Bowie knives were listed under the company's products in 1836. Three examples of their bowie knives are presently known.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 543

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 17 Featuring the Michael Ward Collection Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search