LARGE RELIC D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH AN UNUSUAL GUARD MADE OF ROUNDED IRON - GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN

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Item Code: 2-663

This large bowie knife has a clipped point blade and an unusual rounded iron “D” guard that we have not seen before and the only one we know of. The relic was found as part of an estate in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania and was dug in nearby Hanover which saw a significant Confederate presence.

The relic is rusted throughout but is otherwise solid. It is complete but for the wood grip and scabbard, if there was one.

The overall length of the item is 20.50 inches long. The clipped point blade is approx. 15.50 inches long x 2.00 inches wide. The blade tang still retains one of the two iron rivets that held the wood grip in place.

The knucklebow and guard were made of one long round piece of iron. One end was hammered flat to form the pommel while the remainder was left rounded and used to form the “D” shaped guard. After the guard makes its last curve to run back toward the blade the iron was flattened out into an elliptical shape with a slot cut in the middle to slide the tang through. The remainder of the iron was flattened to form a quillon.  [ad]

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