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    AN ENOCH DRABBLE BOWIE KNIFE ca. 1850s - Enoch Drabble crafted fine knives at Sheffield, England and seized the celebrity of the 'Bowie' knife and stamped his fine cutlery as being such as evidenced by the oval on the left side of this fine blade. Stamped 'cast steel Bowie knife' approximately 1" above the maker's mark of 'Enoch Drabble Royal Cutler' at the ricasso, the knife measures 14" overall and has an 8 1/2" blade which exhibits an even, dark gray patina and is in the shape of a spearpoint making this an exceptional fighting knife. The 1 1/2" crossguard terminates on both ends with a ball and gives the Bowie a dagger-like, appealing appearance. The ebony carved shell design handle is striking in its carving which is fully half its length and in the form of a sunrise.
    The medium brown sheath is in good condition for age and wear and has a 1" brass throat and tip. From The William Turner Collection.

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