This is an extremely Rare and large dated 1876 "Broomhead and Thomas" Presentattion Bowie Knife!!! It is 18" overall length with a 13"x 2" Blade stamped, (Broomhead and Thomas, "Celebrated American Hunting Knife)! The fine handle is made of a Burl Wood with a Silver oval medallion engraved G. The (unknown) former Owner's initials.
See all 12 photos of the wonderful workmanship in this fine antique Bowie. Broomhead & Thomas were known for quality and this is a very fine example.
It has a couple tiny nicks in the Blade and a small tarnished spot at the tip on the Blade on one side only as shown.. Couple nicks and bumps on the Handle but still in great condition. Handle still tight as when made, used a little but not abused. Scale of 1 to 10 , I'd give it a 9.. It measures 18" overall with the Blade being a full 13" X 2.
NO RESERVE and start price LESS than what I paid years ago and before the fine 2nd Gen. While the US Civil War raged between. 1861 to 1865 and the DATE of the presentation (obviously) a few years AFTER that time.I have accurately described it AS "Civil War ERA". Broomhead & Thomas worked in Sheffield, England in the early 1830's (one source said B&T went out of business in 1834).
Just from what I read it looks like the English knife makers were a big source of Bowie knives for Americans in the early part of the 19th century at least and a lot them went to war in the Civil War. The condition has been shown faithfully in the many photographs in my listing These IMAGES ARE my actual CONDITION DESCRIPTION So if I have failed to show anything clearly? Any questions please MESSAGE ME.
Receipt will be issued on request. Add a map to your own listings. The item "MASSIVE 13 Broomhead & Thomas Civil War era PRESENTATION Bowie Knife dated 1876" is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland (aprox. 12,000 "clicks" from USA).This item can be shipped worldwide.