This is an excellent original R.H. Ruana Bowie knife and leather scabbard. Rudy Ruana began making custom knives in the 1930's. His business has been family owned from the beginning and is still in operation today in Bonner, Montana. Ruana knives are highly regarded and sought after by knife collectors and enthusiasts. The knife features a broad hardened steel drop point blade with a beautiful hammered brass inlay on the spine. The crosspiece and rear bolster are made from solid brass. The handle is made from elk antler that shows a spectacular ivory tone. The blade is hand signed "Ruana". The Bowie knife comes with the original leather scabbard that is marked "Ruana" and features a built in sharpening stone holster. The Ruana Bowie knife is in very good condition and appears to be unused. The knife measures 15.25" with a 9.25" blade.