CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE RARE LARGE 18 1/4 INCH BOWIE KNIFE NOT SWORD CA 1861. Confederate knife like so many others, had one purpose to kill Yankees. Measures 181/4 INCHES overall w/ 13 1/4 inches dbl. Edged blade measuring 1 3/4wide & 1/4 thick w/ central spine.
Blade is nicely filed to very sharp edges. Guard is simple & practical, being made from a single piece of tapered wood w/ 2 lg. Iron ferrules & 3Â oval iron cross guard. Sheath is classic Confederate design being made w/ 2 pieces of fitted wood nailed along edges plus a leather cover w/ integral cut belt loop which is still intact. Script initials scratched into leather cover R S W, below initials there is indiscernible script.CONDITION: very good overall, blade is overall dark gray still showing tool marks & retains fairly sharp edges. Ferrules & cross guard have matching iron patinas, wood sheath is chipped w/ several reductions at top & missing throat, surface of leather sheath cover is much better than normally found.
The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE RARE LARGE 18 1/4 INCH BOWIE KNIFE NOT SWORD CA 1861" is in sale since Saturday, September 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.