This is wonderful, near mint, clip-point Bowie manufactured by the "King" of Bowie Knives, George Wolstenholm of "IXL" (meaning, I excel at what I was fashioned to do) fame. The German Silver plaque inlaid into the left steer-horn plaque is inscribed, "Captain M. A. Moore". Captain Marcus A. Moore mustered into the 1st Massachusetts cavalry in October of 1861. He was discharged in January of 1863. During his term, his company saw most of its action in South Carolina. This knife is in excellent, near mint condition to include its original sheath, trimmed in gold leaf and a Military Style frog for fastening to a belt, the best one I have ever seen. Almost 14" long over-all with a big, wide 9 & 1/4" blade. A great knife, nearly worth the price with NO inscription. Worthy of a great collection of identified artifacts.