An English made American Civil War period bowie knife attributed to the Confederate Louisiana Tigers. The bowie knife has a black ebony grip with silver inlaid cartouche. Horse headed pommel cap showing silver hallmarks, floral cross guard. Huge blade which has the tiger engraved and blued with makers silver cartouche to the ricasso of Preist & Co Oxford St London.
A very good quality knife. Was the common nickname for certain infantry troops from the State of Louisiana in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. Originally applied to a specific company, the nickname expanded to a battalion, then to a brigade, and eventually to all Louisiana troops within the Army of Northern Virginia. Although the exact composition of the Louisiana Tigers changed as the war progressed, they developed a reputation as fearless, hard-fighting shock troops. Legal action will be taken with photos reproduced without our prior permission.The item "Civil War Louisiana Tiger Bowie Knife" is in sale since Saturday, October 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "lukel1988" and is located in Romford.
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