Massive Sheffield Bowie Knife and Scabbard, Circa 1850. 13 1/2" overall with very heavy 9" blade with 4 1/2" false edge. Nicely marked on the obverse ricasso "UNWIN & RODGERS / CELEBRATED / MAKE SHEFFIELD". There is also a very lightly struck 1/2" oval die stamp which reads "CAST STEEL in the top arc with the bottom arc nearly illegible with the exception of "BOS....". Blade generally smooth and gray with just some minor scattered salt and peppering and scratches with no rust, pitting or nicks. The blade is 1 1/2" wide at the ricasso and 1/4" thick. Large scalloped edge brass cross guard, perfect. Heavy one piece stag grip with flat, plain brass pommel cap attached by two brass pins. There is a decorative 1/2" brass ferrule at the base. Typical paperboard scabbard covered with maroon Moroccan leather which is covered on both sides with scroll embossing. The scabbard is split at both sides but sound and certainly restorable. Heavy German silver throat and tip. The throat with an ovoid frog stud. Mounts perfect with no dents. Fine example, for both condition and presence, of a larger pre Civil War Sheffield Bowie knife.

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