Very rare clip point folding Bowie Knife marked "John B Hobson". He worked in Sheffield since 1855. Knife is 9 3/4 inch long opend and 5 1/2 inch closed, blade is 4 1/2 inch long and handle is 5 1/2 inch long. Blade is engraved and etched.
Handle is real bone with 5 rivets. 2 rivets are an older replacement. Bone handle has a little repair.
Handle has a silver inlay and guard and pommel are in german silver. The bone handle is engraved from the late owner with his name Tesmaker and the year 1859. It is possible to polish it away. The knife is in very good condition. The item "John Hobson Sheffield antique civil war folding Bowie Knife" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Vintage Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "ex182" and is located in Düsseldorf.
This item can be shipped worldwide.