An authentic Civil War Bowie knife This is a Classic, well made Confederate side knife w/3 clip point. The well used condition cannot hide the professional lines and workmanship.The well formed ricasso & fine saber ground suggests an experienced knife maker. Very similar confederate knives seen suggesting possibly a factory made knife. 4-1/2" cross guard and furrel is made of iron The 12-5/8" Blade has a hard, dark iron patina, mostly smooth w/scattered pitting. The edge shows a lot of nicks from hard camp use. The knife is 18 overall. The walnut wood handle has hand worn patina, a crack down the center and some dings but it's all pretty nice just a small amount of wiggle when you shake it.
The 4-5/8 iron guard is a little loose. The pin and copper washers look like a later fix.The provenance that came with the knife states it was found in North Carolina in 1985; Wayne McNeese Collection. The item "Antique American Civil War Confederate Bowie Knife" is in sale since Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Daggers". The seller is "atthediggings" and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.