RARE AND DESIRABLE HENRY SCHIVELY BOWIE KNIFE
Many collectors and historians believe that Henry Schively made one of the first Bowie knives for Jim & Rezin Bowie during their visit to Philadelphia in August of 1832 based on Bowie’s design. “H. SCHIVELY / PHILAD” stamped on ricasso, 10.75″ blade, 1-3/4″ wide, .23″ thick. German silver mounted, 3” S-shaped crossguard, checkered ivory slab grips retained by German silver pins and two vacant sculpted escutcheons on either side. A unique feature of these big Schively bowies is the flat cutler grind on one side of blade from ricasso to point, and the reverse side with a distinct, sharpened 5″ false edge giving the appearance of a clipped point.
Sheath is unique to Schively, large German silver throat with frog button & tip with moldings at point, two German silver supports attach the mounts along the edges. The German silver mounts wrap around a tooled black leather body.
This is a good example of only 12 documented survivors by the most famous Jim & Rezin Bowie associated cutler.