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2203
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FINE ANTEBELLUM OR CONFEDERATE BRASS MOUNTED BOWIE KNIFE.

This very well made Bowie measures over 15-1/2″ with a 10-1/2″ clip point blade by excellent craftsmen who truly mastered brass and woodwork. The blade, well honed, from possibly an old tool tapers from 1-5/16″ to 7/8″; where unbeveled a 2-1/2″ clip occurs. Knife has great form and feel in the hand with shaped wood grip. Stylized bat-wing cross guard shows an artistic flair, as well as the skeletal brass mounts of leather scabbarded body and long 4″ belt hook. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Blade is grey/white; clean with pinprick pitting and tool marks. Brass cross guard, ferrule, capstan washer and scabbard mounts have dark mustard/chocolate colored patinas, one soldered seam at drag is partially open. Leather is sound and solid retaining about half of its orig finish. Grip has hand worn patina, is solid with minor bruising. 50427-3 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2203

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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