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J.L. Putnam Bowie Knife
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
8.5" clip point blade, 2.5" false edge, 13.25" overall length.  Markings on ricasso "J.L. Putnam" with an etching of a heart and knife. "S"-shaped steel cross guard.  Ebony wood grips with German silver pommel and escutcheon plate. Complete with metal sheath with leather cover and brass tip and throat.

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Blade has minor salt and pepper pitting blending with patina. German silver pommel and escutcheon plate have a tarnished look. Crossguard has a dark untouched patina. Ebony handle has a crack running the entire length. Leather on sheath shows some crazing. Brass throat and tip have an untouched brown patina. Overall condition is very good.
Sold: $881.25
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