EXCEPTIONAL WELL CUTLERED & SIGNED ARMORY STYLE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH.
21″ Overall, 16″ clip point blade, 1.75” maximum width, .33” thick, 4.5” sharpened clip, pewter ferrule, oval sculpted wood grip. The blade has engraved script name “S. Taylor”. Exceptional original tooled leather sheath with 3.5” tin tip and pewter reinforcing pins along sewn edge, 3” belt loop. This sheath is virtually identical in construction to known Georgia Armory bowies, other than fine tooled decoration. This knife is very similar to a knife attributed as an Alabama state contract knife, page 47 of “CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIVES” 2012. The known Alabama contract knives have very similar dimensions. We could not find S. Taylor as a contractor and the name is possibly the soldier who carried it. This knife was new to market when found in Georgia with no history at gun show by dealer Brian Akins a few years ago. It is among the best Confederate bowies to surface in many years.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of pages from “Confederate Bowie Knives” on Alabama Contract knives.