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Neat knife Don, and you can’t beat the price. Have you done any more research to decide if it is really as old as you think? I’m no expert so I won’t make any assumptions, but I do love those old American knives.
I recently purchased this 10-1/2" "blade bowie" style knife from a local junk store. I believe this to be a civil war period handmade knife possibly carried by a Confederate soldier, brought home and put away only to be forgotten about. It appears to be Southern style due to materials and crudeness. The blade is forged and filed with razor sharp clip point. The hardened leather sheath liner is zinc and the handle with two sized wood screws is hard maple. This is crudeness at its finest but is 100% for functionality. I just couldn't pass up this piece of history for $10. The store keeper said it was found with another bunch of "junk" in a house being torn down. I welcome all comments at my email address email@example.com
You will be fine with Bill. He would have been who I told you to contact if I had seen this sooner. He is a great asset to us and all the forums he participates on
David,it looks like someone has tried to work on the knife in the past.The bolster pin is all dicked up.You need a knife doc who knows what they are doing.All About Pocket Knives is another forum that has a fix and repair thread.If you post it there you may get some good feedback.
Hi David, Did you ever get the knife to work? They can be tricky you need to make sure you are not applying pressure to the metal bar on the other side of the button?
Great rare knife.
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