283: Joseph Rogers & Sons Bowie Knife
Unusually large dagger style bowie with full double edge 9” blade. Handles are 2 piece ivory grips attached with 4 silver pins and a rounded nickel pommel. The crossguard is 3” across with filed edges. The maker’s mark of Joseph Rodgers & Sons runs along the median ridge of spine of the blade. 14” overall in length. The blade shows blood etching or pitting in places and the ivory is cracking at the pin points. Appears the sheath is original and has leather body with nickel throat and cap.