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    Early "Arkansas Toothpick," circa 1860s-1880s. A very nicely made Bowie-type knife with great 13" long blade; overall length is 18". It features a nice wooden handle with letter "I" carved in it and a very sharp blade, all original.

    An Arkansas Toothpick is a heavy dagger with a sharp point and having a 12-20 inch blade. The knife is weighted and balanced for throwing, thrusting, and slashing easily. James Black is often credited with making the first Bowie knife and the first Arkansas toothpick, but no evidence has been found to prove that. These knives, because of their size, are usually carried on one's back in a leather type holster. From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition:
    Fine, light rust with much patina.


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    January, 2009
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