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    Confederate Brass Grip Bowie Knife. A heavy Bowie-style knife of unknown maker with 11.75" clipped point blade; 16.5" overall; 1.5" wide blade with heavy cast brass grip with integral guard and rounded pommel. Of particular note are the numerals "XXIII" crudely etched on the underside of the guard. One wonders if the numerals indicate a regiment, e.g. 23rd Virginia Infantry, the 23rd knife made by this particular individual, or more fancifully, the original owner's record of coups in battle. In any case, this is an interesting variation in the popular collecting genre of Confederate personal side weapons. Some age tarnishing to the blade with a few chips in the sharpened edge, else very good condition. Please see lot 72212 in this sale for a similar weapon marked "XXII".

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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