An authentic Civil War Bowie knife This is a Classic "as found" Confederate side knife was made from a large file w/ a unique 4-1/2 turned down iron guard. The 12-1/2" blade is saber ground w/ beveled top edge & 2" clip.
A hand worn patina to light colored wood grip w/ iron ferrule & capstan rivet. Knife is 18 long overall.The cutting edge shows nicks from hard camp use. These rebel soldiers used their knives pretty hard as many examples show the blades in about the same condition. This knife, and the other Confederate Bowie I have listed, are not the extremely large, heavy, cumbersome D-guard Bowie's that were usually discarded along the roadside. These Bowies are well made, somewhat light-weight, practical side knives that would have been favored by soldiers and worn without the concerned of too much weight on long marches. 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.