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Large Bowie by W. R. Butcher
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
9" clip point blade with 4" false edge, 14" overall length, long clip point, Spanish notch. Blade is .250 thick. Etched on the blade in floral sprays and in a banner center of the blade on left side "Arkansas Toothpick," marked on ricasso "W. (crown) R, W. Butcher, Sheffield",  in three lines, octagonal rosewood handle, flats lined with German silver with sprayed or flared pommel, German silver escutcheons on both sides with German silver nail head pins. German silver octagonal ferrule at German silver guard. Pommel sometimes referred to as "dogbone-style" pommel.  Embossed leather scabbard with German silver throat and frog button, missing the tip. Circa 1830-1837.

Provenance:  
Ramsey Family


Condition:  
Blade is good with some light black staining mixing with light pitting. The panel of "Arkansas Toothpick" is visible and is surrounded by etched floral designs. Handle is excellent. German silver with nice untouched tarnished patina. Leather scabbard is in overall good condition. Overall the knife is excellent. This important knife is fresh to the market and consignor states it has been in the family for several generations.
Sold: $19,975.00
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