This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 December, 2011.
eproduced from the dimensions published in Michael R. Thomas Confederate Sketchbook, this bowie is documented to have been retrieved from the body of a Lousiana Tiger at the First Battle of Manassas. The 15 1/2" blade is extremely sturdy, made of 1095 cutlery carbon steel.
The grip and guard are reversed to that of a sword type edge, so that the basket actually curves back over the top of the hand. This design will not only protect the top of the hand, but also keep the bowie from being knocked out of a person's hand.
This bowie, as well as the others in the series are sold without scabbards, mainly in an effort to have the reproductions retain the individuality of the originals. Many, if not most of the knives utilized crude, almost homemade scabbards of wood, painted canvas or leather.
This item is sold with an unsharpened edge, but being of cutlery steel, it can certainly be honed by the owner after purchase. These are reproduction 19th century pieces, and while attractive, are not state of the art survivalist knives. This item is not sold to minors, and a valid photo ID is required to purchase. Shipped ONLY by Fedex Ground or Home Delivery in the Continental US. Also, this item is not able to be purchased by credit card, and must be paid for by check. Payment for this item must be made by check or money order, as Google checkout will not process sale of this item.