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    A BARNES AND SON SHEFFIELD SIDE KNIFE AND SHEATH - IMAGE OF PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR 1849. Edward Barnes and Sons of New York imported this Sheffield-made knife in commemoration of the election of President Zachary Taylor in 1849. Although Taylor died after only being in office six months. Measuring 12 3/4" overall with an 8 1/4" blade, this special knife bears an image bust of Taylor at the butt end of each side of the grip over the inscription 'I ask no favor & shun no responsibilities'. The quote is from Taylor, one which he delivered as a General in the War with Mexico. The grip is made of heavy brass with medallion and floral work at the crossguard and dark brown horn with a small rectangular plate affixed to one side, not engraved. The 2 1/2" crossguard is made of heavy brass as well.

    The blade of this commemorative and rare Presidential Bowie knife is in excellent condition. With 'Edward Barnes & Sons, New York, Sheffield' stamped at the ricasso, the blade shows even use throughout. The sheath is of a green tooled leather with a red leather device at the center on either side and is a very rare multi-colored scabbard in good condition. The 1 1/2" silver tip and 3/4" silver throat are present and in good condition as well as the silver frog on back. From The William Turner Collection.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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