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    Rare Silver Mounted Unmarked New Orleans Style American Bowie Knife and Sheath, C. 1840. 12¾" overall, 7 7/8" curved blade. the uniquely shaped blade is 3/16" thick at the rudimentary ricasso and 1¼" wide, with wide flat median ridge and a 6¾" chamfered false edge. Blade about perfect. Silver cross guard and 7/16" silver grip ferrule. One piece ebony grip with deep diamond checkering. Rudimentary pistol grip silver pommel with scroll/shell decoration. Hilt also about perfect. The original back stitched heavy leather scabbard shaped to fit the blade with incised geometric decoration on the face. Heavy scallop edge silver mounts with frog stud. Scabbard excellent with just some scattered flaking,very sound. An excellent example of this very scarce and desirable form of American knife.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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