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    "GOLD RUSH BOWIE KNIFE" WITH PEACOCK AND ENGLISH CROWN SILHOUETTE MOTIF ca. 1830's - This single edged blade, total length 13.25", with floral etching both sides, has an open nickel silver handle and an 'S'-shaped guard. The motifs are a bird sitting on a vine above a crown near the pommel of the grip. Stamped at the ricasso are "W. Butcher, Sheffield" below the namesake of the butcher knife crown with "W. R." initials. The Bowie includes an original leather sheath with plain nickel throat and tip, total length 8.25"

    Condition: The knife has been lightly sharpened and has some light pitting.

    Note: The next lot in this sale is an ambrotype photo of a man with this type of Bowie knife in his belt making this a treasure of American history rarely seen in the collecting community. From The William Turner Collection.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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