Finest Known Civil War Roby Eagle Pommel Bowie Knife

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Finest Known Civil War Roby Eagle Pommel Bowie Knife


13.5” overall, 9.25” sharpened clip point blade etched in large patriotic panels on either side, stamped on ricasso “C. ROBY & CO / W. CHELMSFORD / MASS”. This knife has survived in extraordinary condition with frosty lustrous blade, perfect ribbed walnut grip with few defects, brass ferrule & unique Roby eaglehead pommel, 2.25” oval steel crossguard. These knives are rare to start with and most examples saw hard use. This knife sold as lot 388 James D Julia Auctions March 12, 2007 for $20,700 and has letter from original buyer.

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