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These two knives were imposing weapons. 1) Clip point Bowie, 21″ overall with 15-1/4″ blade, very similar and almost identical dimensions to a North Carolina identified Bowie knife pictured on pg 243 of Confederate Bowie Knivesby Milton, Phillips & Sexton. 2) Clip point Bowie, 18″ overall with massive 13″ blade, 2-1/2″ wide, .3″ thick with 4-3/4″ iron crossguard. Both these knives have that typical excavated patina expected from real battlefield relics. The longer of these two knives is mounted on a board with inscription on verso stating the bulldozer drivers name who bulldozed this knife up in the 1950’s at Ft. Lee, VA which was once part of the Petersburg battlefield. Real Confederate dug up Bowie knives from battle fields are rare. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Iron patina and heavy pitting overall, of course only metal portions remain. About 1″ of tip of longer knife is missing. 50427-9 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2218

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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