Image Lot Price Description



2220
$4,025.00

MASSIVE AND RARE CIVIL WAR ERA IXL BOWIE WITH MOTHER OF PEARL GRIP AND ORIGINAL SCABBARD.

This knife looks like it saw the Civil War. It measures 15″ overall, with 10″ clip point blade, full firm mark “G WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS”, large spread-wing eagle, “THE HUNTERS COMPANION” and large “IXL” on ricasso. The scabbard has matching “IXL” embossed. This knife has seen honest used but was well cared for and has a contemporary brass tip repair, possibly from Civil War era bayonet scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade has old sharpening, staining and pitting. Markings are all easily discerned. All orig matching scabbard is also very good to fine with indecipherable multi-line inscription on either side with discernible date “1858”. As noted, orig drag has a well-made contemporary to time of use replaced brass drag which resembles some Civil War bayonet or sword tip. Frog button also appears replaced, but contemporaneous to time of use with small brass stud. Mother of pearl grips are sound, well fit with chip on one side, matching silver/grey patinas to German silver mounts and throat. 51008-10 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2220

Have a similar item you want to sell?


Auction: Firearms - October 2016
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.