If you run a wet stone over the cutting edge a few times, it will become very sharp. Handle is of a very hard wood, perhaps mesquite wood.
Escutcheon plate is of sterling silver affixed to handle with two hand made square head tacks. Name is hand engraved in old script, but is worn a bit. Best I can make out is James Kelin? Top of coffin head is wrapped with a sterling silver wrap.Affixed to handle with four hand made square tacks. Handle has seven silver pins. Guard is of hand made German silver.
No maker marks and has been just a bit over cleaned. Yes, even the down home red necks will be fast to recognize that my asking price is 100% giveaway!! When have you ever seen a coffin handle Bowie knife for sale anywhere at this price? The item "Coffin Handle Bowie Knife-Civil War-Indian Wars" is in sale since Thursday, May 3, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "mul298qdz" and is located in Broad Brook, Connecticut.
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