Fine Confederate Bowie Knife with Original Soldered Tin Sheath
Fine Confederate Bowie Knife with Original Soldered Tin Sheath – This Confederate side knife is a superb example; it remains in excellent condition and retains its rare, original tin, soldered seam sheath. The knife is comparable to the Benjamin Wilhoite (Wolftown, Virginia) knife pictured on page 201 in the definitive book “Confederate Bowie Knives” by Jack Melton, Josh Phillips and John Sexton. The blade, which is in equally superb condition, is a somewhat triangular in configuration, with a ridged center. The walnut hilt, also in fine condition, is capped by a brass pommel, with a straight, brass cross-guard. The two-piece sheath has a narrow, brass throat soldered in place and remains in overall excellent condition; the sheath is a well-made, with a soldered, longitudinal seam and another soldered seam at the point of the sheath. This is one of the best Confederate knives we have encountered.
Overall length – 16”
Blade length – 9.75”