A massive factory-made Confederate D-guard bowie knife

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Lot 4203
A massive factory-made Confederate D-guard bowie knife

Sold for US$ 11,115 inc. premium
A massive factory-made Confederate D-guard bowie knife
With broad, heavy (.28" thick) 21 3/4 inch clip point blade, the edge slightly beveled on one side; 6 inch beveled false edge. Brass crossguard with button finial, the knucklebow pinned to the guard and extending to an integral flat pommel ringed in German silver. Two-piece varnished maple grip retained by two large brass pins. Complete with original brown leather-covered wooden scabbard.
Condition: Excellent. Blade with smooth, mottled grey metal. Guard with unpolished patina. Grip showing minor marks and some wear to varnish. Scabbard very sound and showing surface scuffing and marks, one area above the point showing heavy scuffing and lifting to surface and with small area of loss to leather and wood at tip.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance: William R. Williamson collection, R.E. Neville collection, Dr. R.L. Moore collection, Don Stoops collection.

    Note: See another by the same unknown factory on page 231 in The Bowie Knife by Norm Flayderman.
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