Early American Antler Handled Clip Point Bowie Knife

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This knife is featured on page 236 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston. There is also an article by Bill Myers in the Spring 2000 Texas Gun Collector's Association publication. The massive early Bowie knife measures 15-7/8" overall with an unfiltered 11-3/4" clip point blade with a 4-5/8" false edge on top. Heavy oval shaped brass guard of almost 1/4" thickness. Antler handle with heavy brass cap on top. Complete with its original brown leather sheath with tooled border on front and dual belt loops on back.

Blade retains a dark grey surface with some heavier patina. Tip is smoothed and edge shows some nicks. Guard and cap retain a dark mustard patina. Handle is excellent. Sheath shows minor losses at tip and some wear to surface. There is a 3" tear along cutting at at top of sheath. A very fine, desirable early knife with its original sheath. 

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