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    Confederate Bowie Knife Carried by Mosby Ranger John Hume. 14" overall length, 9" blade, bone or ivory hilt, silver mount and guard, "Queen's/ Cutlery Works/ Sheffield" on ricasso, "Mapin/ Brothers" and "The Hunter's Companion/ Warranted Not To Be/ Excelled In Quality" on blade, square, beveled silver pommel inset engraved "J.H. Va.", knife housed in stitched leather sheath. The engraved pommel serves to identify this fine Sheffield import as belonging to John Hume of Mosby's famous partisan command. Attractive patina on grip has three age cracks; sheath remains supple and enjoys tight stitching. Provenance: The Hume family.

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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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