22" OVER-ALL BLADE 17" x 2 IRON GUARD HARD WOOD GRIP. This is a very large intimidating Bowie knife that is frightening to think such a knife was actually used to dispatch or maim one's enemy during the Civil War. If you look at old photographs of the Kansas Jayhawker's taken during the Civil War (John Brown Included) you will see that all of them have a very large bowie knife and even some short artillery swords strapped to their hips.We can be very sure this Bowie knife was not made to skin rabbits. This Bowie knife is for advanced collectors who will be very fast to recognize my almost sinful giveaway price!! 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 this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.