ANTIQUE MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOUTHERN BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE SHEATH. This is a fantastic item! It is a large Bowie or Fighting Knife.With original carved leather over wooden sheath. Overall length of knife is 16 1/4 inches. Large clip point blade that measures 11 1/2 inches.
Made of folded steel that resembles Damascus steel. Blade is 1 1/4 wide at crossguard.Overall 17 1/2 in sheath. Hilt is stag horn and is 5 inches in length. Beautiful deep antique caramel color and patina! This was obtained from a gentleman from SE Louisiana, Lake Ponchartrain area. It resembles Bowie knives made by Thomas Griswold & Co out of New Orleans.
But I can't find any markings. Stag horn handle has some old hairline cracks. Weighs 1 pound 1.5 ounces in sheath.
Sheath is leather over a wood scabbard. Belt loop is still functioning.
Beautifully carved with Scroll design. A little damage at tip. Still somewhat supple, someone took care of this knife! An awesome example of an Early Southern Bowie! For it is by Grace you have been saved, through faith.
And this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works, so that no one can boast. The item "ANTIQUE MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOUTHERN BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE Louisiana Found" is in sale since Saturday, July 10, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "ron*" and is located in Easley, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.