FAMOUS TEXAS MADE CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE CARRIED & MADE BY SERGEANT THOMAS FLOYD, GOOD’S TEXAS ARTILLERY
9.25” clip point blade, medial ridge, 2.5” sharpened clip, hefty .31” thick at ricasso, beveled top edge, 2.5” sculpted iron cross guard, down short quillons, crown stag grip, Tin mounted leather scabbard with repousse raised relief .8” five-pointed stars decorating tin throat on both sides. This knife has a long Texas collection history being originally collected by Col. Leon “Red” Jackson, Dallas TX sometime after World War 2. This knife is pictured on page 33 of iconic 1957 text “American Knives” by Harold Peterson. William A. Bond, Vernon, TX was among the early pioneers of collecting Confederate arms, especially Texas rarities. He purchased Red Jackson’s entire Confederate knife collection in 1962. They all remained in his collection till auctioned with his estate in 1994 and current collector has retained it till now. Jackson noted that knife was made and carried by Confederate Colonel John J Good’s brother-in-law who was Thomas Henry Floyd who also was a sergeant in John J. Good’s Texas Artillery, serving 1861 through end of war, participating in most battles in the army of Tennessee, with Gen, John Bell Hood’s Texas brigade.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: genealogical notes of Thomas Floyd’s Confederate service and family. Original collection card and three page letter from Red Jackson to Bill bond describing his Confederate knife collection for sale in 1962.
Sergeant Thomas Henry Floyd (1840-1926)
Susan Anna Floyd Good (1832-1905) Wife of Col. Good, sister of Sergeant Thomas Floyd
Cerelle “Good” Thomas (1874-1949) Daughter Of Colonel Good who outlived all of her siblings
Harry Sawyer Thomas (1871-1951) Husband of Cerelle
Ex-Col. Leon “Red” Jackson collection, Purchased from Thomas family of Dallas
Pictured in “American Knives” by Harold Peterson
Ex-Bill Bond collection, 1962
Conestoga auctions, lot 460, 1994
Anonymous Southern collection
This is a wonderful Confederate, Texas bowie Knife with beautiful aesthetic of raised Texas star decoration, long family and collection history.