This is a very rare Bowie Knife, which was manufactured in the Confederate States of America (CSA) during the Civil War. This very knife was featured on page 127 of the book “Confederate Arms.” [A copy of the page will be included with the Bowie Knife when it is sold]. The Bowie Knife has a wooden handle. The handle measures 5.” The blade measures 12 1/8,” making the overall length of the knife 17 1/8.” A scabbard is not included. Items from the CSA are always more prized than Union examples. This is especially true for any kind of Confederate edged weapon. Confederate officer’s swords are VERY expensive. (One of my favorite CSA swords is for naval officers. All of those were made in England and routinely sell for $20,000.00+). Confederate-made examples such as this were crudely-constructed when compared to their Northern counterparts. The South lacked both the resources and the manufacturers to produce finer weapons.
This piece almost screams “history!” It has been in my collection for many years.