It is made in the typical style of a D-Guard fighting knife but is more the size of a short sword or saber. Sizes : It measures 32 1/4 long overall and features a 27 5/8 forged blade. It was originally made as a double-D guard with a second guard covering the right side of the hand which. Was removed during the period (note the holes on the ends where the guard was attached).
Wood handles are riveted through the tang &. Carved E-HUMPHREYS with an X or K carved below.
Humphreys enlisted with Company K of the 1st Mississippi Light Artillery on May 7th 1862. The regiment saw action throughout the entire Vicksburg campaign &. Surrendered after the battle on July 4th 1863.The base of the blade is additionally stamped C. Double-D guard knives are exceptionally rare &. To find one of this size with history. It-really makes A choice & A great addition to any Civil War collection! Any other question please ask, my description is honest & very accurate.
The item "SUPERB CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE SHORT SWORD IDD MISSISSIPI" is in sale since Sunday, March 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "ericowazamono" and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.