Image Lot Price Description


2209
$4,600.00

ARSENAL MADE NORTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE.

It is unknown which factory these well made fighting knives with long, tapered clip points. This exact knife is pictured on pg 163 of Confederate Bowie Knives Melton, Phillips & Sexton. These knives are often seen in early Civil War photographs of North Carolina soldiers with their distinct bulbous wood pommels and thick brass guards and ferrule. This knife has an overall length of 16-1/2″, blade is 11-15/16″. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jim Alexander Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection, 1992; Pg 163 Confederate Bowie Knives. CONDITION: Very good with 1-3/8″ blade tip restored. Blade overall is brown with iron patina and pitting. Numerous small nicks in cutting edge. Brass cross guard and ferrule have a mottled light mustard patina with staining, scratches and small dents and scuffs. Grip is sound and solid with numerous dents, dings, scuffs and other blemishes. Lightly scratched on the top of cross guard are the initials of the owner in script “SB”. 50427-2 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2209

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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