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    A THOMAS LAMB BOWIE KNIFE,WASHINGTON D.C. ca. 1830 - Makers of fine Bowie-style knives sprang up all over the country in the 1800's, even in Washington City, later called Washington, DC. Thomas Lamb was one of such quality craftsmen who made remarkable knives for people in the North and South. This fabulous example measures 13" overall and has a 1 1/2" wide blade that is in excellent condition. The 8" long blade is in extra nice condition and is accentuated by the 'S' shaped crossguard. At approximately 2" down the left side of the blade appears the 'Lamb W. City' maker's stamp deep in the blade.

    A most attractive aspect of this knife are the 1" wide ivory handles. Secured by the 3 original rivets, they are in extremely fine condition and have a pale yellow tint from handling. Especially nice is the accompanying original red leather sheath. In very good condition, the fine Moroccan leather sheath has a nicely engraved silver 2" tip and 1/2" throat with the original silver frog on the reverse. Engraved in a floral pattern front and back, the tip has some very slight rusting on the back. This knife and sheath are an extreme rarity, especially in this mint condition and are an excellent example of the most recognized side knife, and extremely sought after by the collectors of today. From The William Turner Collection.

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    November, 2007
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