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    AN AMERICAN-MADE BOWIE, DIAMOND-HATCHED EBONY HANDLE ca.1840 - This beautiful example of an American-made Bowie by George Benley has a heavy ebony diamond-hatched handle and a matching leather sheath. The unmarked 8" blade has a wonderful even, gray patina above a shiny silver 2 1/2" crossguard. The silver is carried on to include a simple, yet elegant silver "shell" pommel cap behind the massive ebony grip.
    The sheath of this Bowie is a match to its simple beauty. With the diamond-hatched leather capped by heavy silver 1 1/2" throat and 3" tip, this Bowie and sheath are a magnificent example of an American treasure, the American-made Bowie knife. From The William Turner Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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