With scabbard. Likely manufactured in the mid-19th century, this attractive Bowie knife bears no maker's marks but certainly shows attributes of the Sheffield trade. It measures 13 1/4 inches overall with an 8 5/8 inch drop point blade that has a large etched panel on the left featuring floral motifs. The German silver guard and pommel both show floral motifs and it is fitted with smooth grip scales that appear to be ebony, the left side having a German silver escutcheon. The included sheath is of red leather with gold borders and floral design, as well as German silver fittings.
Very fine, blade mostly original bright polish with some scattered speckling of darker grey patina and exceptionally crisp etching. The German silver shows an attractive, lightly aged patina. The grips are fine with a minor chip absent from the right panel and otherwise minimal handling marks. The sheath is also very fine with some mild wear.
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