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Rare IXL Early Bowie Knife
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
8.5" clip point blade, marked 0.25" down from the top edge "Warranted of the best Quality;" on the ricasso it is marked IXL, V (crown) R. Also marked parallel with the ricasso in three lines: George Wostenholm & Son, Celebrated cast steel, Bowie Knife. Turned bone handle. No scabbard.

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Blade is a nice dark grey mixing with some light pitting. One side of the quillon is bent. Bone handle with nice untouched patina. A very rare early knife.
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