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Half-Horse Half-Alligator Coffin Head Bowie Knife By G.Woodhead

9" clip point blade, 4.5" false edge. Marked near the guard G. Woodhead 36 Howard St Sheffield.  Stag handles with coffin head German silver pommel embossed with half horse-half alligator.  Original red leather gold embossed scabbard with German silver throat and tip. CA 1840s.  A very old paper tag with Bowie Knife from "W.A. Thorton Ranch Nebraska U.S. American 1890." 

Condition:

Markings on the blade are sharp and crisp.  Blade retains the original polished lines.  Blade with a gunmetal gray look mixing with some staining. Stag handle with a nice aged yellow look.  Scabbard in very good condition with some minor scuffs.  Overall an excellent example of a very popular Bowie Knife.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$6,463
10/31/2018

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