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    "MY KNIFE AND WIFE" GORGAN BOWIE KNIFE MADE IN NEW ORLEANS ca.1840- The owner of this Bowie knife obviously held two things near and dear to his heart, as he put it, literally on his trusty Bowie's blade - 'My Knife and Wife' etched into the blade starting at 1" above the ricasso. This New Orleans-made Bowie measures 14 1/2" overall and has a 9 1/4" curved blade with Gorgan's name engraved on top of the blade with a nice patina and the cartouche with the etching on the right side. The 2 1/2" crossguard is secured nicely in front of a carved ebony handle that has a slight crack down the right side leading to the silver pommel which has a sunburst design.
    The dark brown leather sheath has some crackling on the front and stitched back. It has an attractive 1" silver throat and scalloped 2 1/2" tip, both of which exhibit a nice dark patina. This an exceptionally nice and very rare American knife with the original scabbard and a unique inscription that gives one an idea of the spirit of the frontiersman. From The William Turner Collection.


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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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