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Fine group of 3 Civil War era Bowie knives, 2 of which are about 8″ bladed IXL Bowies with full firm marks, the smaller of the 2 marked “THE HUNTERS COMPANION”, this knife also has fine ivory slab grips. The larger of these 2 has stag slab grips. Both are German silver mounted; the larger having IXL embossed scabbard and the other having the orig veneered scabbard covered with leather with integral belt loop so typical of Civil War era Sheffield’s used by soldiers. The third knife has checkered, polished bone rnd grip, which is brass mounted. 8″ blade with unusual 2-stage clip measuring 2-1/2″ overall where the first half is sharpened. Reinforced bolster is braised. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Both Sheffield’s have well defined markings, matching patinas to scabbard mounts and German silver mountings. Slabs well fit on both. Scabbard on embossed knife is about an 1-1/4″ too long for blade, fits well. 51008-2 JS (2,000-3,000) IVORY – Lot 2222

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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