Antique Early Etched English Bowie Knife By W & S BUTCHER For American Civil War
Item History and Pricing
Early Etched English Bowie Knife by W&S BUTCHER for American Market "Self Defender". With a large silver handle of cutlery type and silver guard. Arkansas Toothpick style blade etched on one side with "Self Defender" motto among elaborate floral scrolls, struck with fine makers logo to the same side. Good condition with nice patina overall consistent with the age, comes with its original tooled leather scabbard having German silver tip. Rare and early knife, circa 1...830s-1850s.
Total length in scabbard - 13 1/4", length of the blade - 8"
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