An original heavy & high quality classic Circa 1850's, Civil War Bowie Knife with sheath by the MAPPIN Brothers of Sheffield England. The Queen's Cutlery Works, Bakers Hill. By Mappin Brothers who manufactured from here until they were taken over by Mappin & Webb. The knife measures 3 long overall. Original leather scabbard with BOTH original end-fittings AND an undamaged belt loop which is RARE in a Bowie of this age & era.German Silver (Nickel Silver) hand guard with inset Staghorn grips in SUPPERB condition. They were not known as Mappin Brothers until after 1852 when all four of Joseph Mappins sons had joined the company, after his death. It was a year earlier in 1851 that they opened the Queens Plate and Cutlery Works on Bakers Hill, bound by Little Pond Street and Flat Street. In 1859 there was an argument between the brothers and both the eldest son, Frederick, and the youngest, John, left the company. Frederick Mappin became a politician and was a director of many Sheffield companies. Mappin Brothers continued under Edward and Joseph Charles Mappin and acquired central London showrooms in 1856 and 1861, on King William Street at London Bridge, and Regent Street. The company was bought by Mappin & Webb. And incorporated into their sales and manufacturing structure. 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? Receipt will be issued on request. Add a map to your own listings. The item "NICE Early Circa 1850 US Civil War era 8.25 Antique MAPPIN BROTHERS Bowie Knife" is in sale since Monday, January 29, 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.