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Lot 3175
Overall length: 17 1/2". Blade length: 12 1/2". This exact knife is shown on pg. 166 of "Confederate Bowie Knives by Melton, Sexton & Phillips. Knife is "as found" & thought to be factory made as it shows overall superior cutlery skills on blade & mounts. The heavy 3 1/2" brass crossguard & round brass buttcap are well made unusual features. CONDITION: iron patina, blade has numerous nicks to the cutting edge. Brass has a mixed dark mustard to chocolate patina. Wood grip has scuffs & nicks but still retains some original varnish. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. (02-11535/DJ). $1,200-1,500.

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Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Oct 22, 2018