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    "Arkansas Toothpick," circa 1870s-1880s. A very heavy made Bowie-type knife with great large 12.25" long, double sided blade; overall length is 17.25" It features a brass guard and wooden handle that has a single brass rivet to blade. Small dings on blade.

    An Arkansas Toothpick is a heavy dagger with a sharp point and having a 12-20 inch blade. The knife is weighted and balanced for throwing, thrusting, and slashing easily. James Black is often credited with making the first Bowie knife and the first Arkansas toothpick, but no evidence has been found to prove that. These knives, because of their size, are usually carried on one's back in a leather type holster. From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition:
    Fine, handle has chunk missing, rusted.


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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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