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North America, United States, ca. late 19th century CE. A wonderful bowie knife with a large steel blade, a caramel-hued wooden handle, and six pins securing the tang to the handle. The tang extends past the furthest point of the handle to a curved and stylized avian-form terminal, with two copper discs representing eyes and two thin curved pieces representative of a beak. A unique and amusing weapon! Size: 12.5" L (31.8 cm).

Provenance: private Cason collection, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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#102618

Condition

Age-commensurate surface wear, oxidation and abrasions to blade, with wear to handle and bird head.

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Late 19th C. North American Bowie Knife - Bird Handle

Estimate $500 - $700Jan 18, 2018