Premier Firearms Auction
May 12, 13 & 14, 2023
FINE & UNIQUE LARGE CONFEDERATE BOWIE WITH TIN MOUNTED SHEATH.
17” overall, 11.5” clip point blade, .25” thick, 3” tapered crossguard, slab light wood grips incase hide tang with brass strips on either side, 3 brass rivets secure blade through tang and finished flush into brass strips, very well-made grip. Blade is finely sculpted with 4” beveled false edge continued beveling another 3” on top edge. The sheath is leather body and has skeletal mounts like Shiveley for but in soldered tin. This is among the finest made Confederate bowies you will find.
PROVENANCE: Pictured on page 232 “Accoutrements IV” by Jim Johnston.