Original 1861 Palmetto Armory Civil War era bowie knife. This knife is dated to 1861, early Civil War era.
Knife has a 10 clip point blade. Etched on one side of the blade is a banner inscribed "1st SC Vol Inf Regt US". Maker mark on the blade.Sheath and knife are in very good condition with no pitting and 90% of the blade still shiny. Sheath shows wear on one edge, but is in overall good condition. From my grandpa's estate. He collected for over 40 years. The knife was probably issued and then requisitioned by the 1st SC US and the blade was etched and dated 1864. The item "1st South Carolina Bowie Knife Etched Blade Civil War Palmetto Armory 1861" is in sale since Tuesday, December 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "fortancient" and is located in Charleston, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.