CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE, MILLEDGEVILLE, GEORGIA ARMORY - Lot #0642
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Now this is a really great Bowie. A wonderful example of the products made at the former prison in Georgia that was turned into a manufactory. The clip-point blade is 16 1/2" long with a 5" false edge and the knife is 21 1/2" long overall. The blade is just about perfection, buttery smooth with a wonderfull, deep patina and showing no corrosion save for a few specs of raised rust. The guard shows generous traces of original black paint and the wood grip is fine. A similar example with its very rare scabbard was recently priced on another website at triple this amount. It sold already. Mine doesn't have the scabbard but should be considered a great buy. Arsenal D-guards are rare and usually show remarkably superior workmanship to the alternatives.