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    A Confederate Bowie 'D-Guard' Fighting Knife Captured By Union Army Private Samuel AM. Dowden.

    Samuel M. Dowden fought with the Pennsylvania infantry during the Civil War, taking home this souvenir - an excellent example of a Confederate 'D-Guard' fighting knife. The weapon descended through the Dowden family with the story being that the young private took it from a dead Rebel soldier.
    Measuring 15 1/2 inches overall with a 10 3/4 inch blade, this attractive D-Guard has a clip point of forged steel and a standard 'broomhandle' grip. Two photographs including a tintype and a later portrait of Dowden accompany the knife, all three items being in good condition.
    Condition: The blade of the knife has moderate surface pitting with a nice, even dark gray patina.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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