American Bowie Knife Mid 1800s. An unsigned, yet clearly the work of a well established craftsman. This attractive belt knife is a genuine classic of the late 1830s thru the early 1860s American Bowie Knife. All in pleasing as found condition with good evidence of age, originality and period use. The heavy 7/16 of an inch thick back and 1 15/16 inch wide at the hilt and 10 1/4 inch long. The blade has some period marking on the back yet remains in nice condition with no evidence of grinding or stoning with a nice nick free edge. Measuring 15 1/8 inches in overall length, the nicely shaped brass cross guard and furniture remain in good condition with a pleasing natural age coloration. The well fitted and shaped American walnut grip has a deep age crack on one side offering good age yet remaining solid without detracting from the charm of this desirable knife. A good honest example of a working knife clearly intended for use and carrying in the heyday of the classic American Bowie Knife. This piece will fit well in any quality Western Frontier, Civil War, or period Americana setting.
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|Dimensions||16 × 4 × 2 in|