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Rare 19th C. American or English Oversized Folding Bowie Knife, w/ walrus grip scales

Rare 19th C. American or English Oversized Folding Bowie Knife, w/ walrus grip scales

( ID: ad1160 )

A fine and rare American or English bowie knife of the 19th C. made in the folding bowie style.  The grip scales are of walrus tooth a material used primarily used on bowie knives made in San Francisco in the mid to late 19th C.   Walrus tooth was a highly uncommon grip material for daggers and knives in Europe, where elephant ivory was primarily used.  It is highly probable as a result that this is an American folding bowie made in the West, dating to the period 1850-1890. This example has the original silver mounted scabbard mounted with green cloth covering. &nbs...

Price:$2,400