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2225
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LARGE EARLY AMERICAN MARKET BOWIE KNIFE WITH PATRIOTIC ETCHED BLADE.

This is an interesting big knife, 17″ overall with 11-3/8″ clip point blade, razor ground with large etched panels including American flags among a panoply of arms, a hunter wearing top hat with dog, a hunting horn, a hunting sword supporting a hunting bag. The etching style is not unlike that seen on Ames circa 1830, but most likely an import. Regardless, this is a fine, brass mounted early Bowie knife that displays beautifully in a matching brass mounted leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Etched panels are easily discerned, grey overall with staining, pitting and sharpening. The makers mark is newer addition and not sure why somebody would have added this mark to a very good knife, obviously made for American market with these interesting etched panels. Scabbard fits knife well with matching brass mounts to knife crossguard and pommel. Carved ebony grip is sound and solid with minor cosmetic blemishes. 51008-6 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2225

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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