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    Massive, Superb Quality and Condition American Bowie Knife and Sheath, C. 1840. 19" overall with 14½" blade with back slightly rounded. The blade is 1 5/8" wide at the rudimentary ricasso and 3/16" thick, 5" clipped point with a chamfered edge. Heavy iron cross guard, brass mounted hilt with swirl carved one piece bone grip. The sloped edge flat top pommel exhibits and exposed tang and two small iron screws. The knife is in overall wonderful untouched condition the blade gray and smooth with just a couple of minor nicks. Hilt about perfect with nice patina, the grip displaying a nice mellow age color. Heavy red moroccan leather scabbard with plain brass mounts and frog stud. Scabbard near perfect with just some minor nicks/scuffs. A great American knife from the "formative years" of the evolution of the iconic Bowie knife.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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