FALL 2021 PREMIER FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
AUCTION DATES: November 5, 6 & 7, 2021
PREVIEW: November 3 & 4: 9 am - 5 pm; Opening at 8 AM Days of Auction, Early Preview Available By Appointment
MASSIVE AND WELL KNOWN HIGHEST QUALITY CONFEDERATE `D-GUARD BOWIE EX-FLAYDERMAN COLLECTION.
24″ overall, 18.5″ double edged wasp waist spear point blade.
Not only is this knife pictured & described in Norm Flayderman’s exemplary text “The Bowie Knife”; it is also pictured in 1961 Life magazine article in full color page on the wall behind Mr. Flayderman flanked by the best Civil War regalia from his collection. There are a handful of extremely fine condition Confederate D-guard bowies in their original sheaths that most collectors covet & know location in published texts by heart. This is one of those few truly iconic examples w/ few peers.
Heavy iron tapering 2” “D-guard”, striped tiger maple grip w/ pewter ferrule & flat rnd. copper pommel cap, unique sheet tinned iron sheath w/ a leather veneer cover bound by riveted tinned iron sheet strips, 2 large riveted iron carrying rings, bulbous flat lobe drag. Exemplary skill in craftsmanship is rarely seen in every aspect of manufacture of any Confederate knife, this example has it all.