A rare and massive American bowie knife by George Stewart
Lot 5093
A rare and massive American bowie knife by George Stewart
Sold for US$ 3,802 inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare and massive American bowie knife by George Stewart
The 12 1/4 inch single edged spear point blade stamped on one side G. Stewart. Recurved brass crossguard with black leather spacer. Brass ferrule. One-piece crown staghorn grip with dome brass pommel cap. With original brass-mounted black leather scabbard, the front incised with borders and a geometric panel. Together with a copy of New England Cutlery by Philip R. Pankiewicz, on the cover of which this knife is illustrated.
Condition: Blade showing some light pitting, scattered scratches and one chip to edge. Brass with dark age patina. Grip fine. Scabbard scuffed, the tip with old repair.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance: ex William R. Williamson Collection, sold in these rooms on January 28, 1997 as lot 3710.
    Note:
    George Stewart, d.1860, was a gunsmith and cutler in Norwich, Ct. This is the only known example of his work as a cutler.
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