December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Possibly the finest example; certainly at least one of the very best known. These Bowies were made by the C. Roby & Co. of West Chelmsford, Massachusetts between 1861 - 1865, making them a true Civil War Bowie knife. It has a 9 - 3/16” clip point Bowie blade, 1 - 1/2” wide with diamond shaped flat grind with about 3” of back grind, marked on left ricasso “C. ROBY & CO. / W. CHELMSFORD / MASS.”. Left side of blade is etched with crossed cannons and an American shield in a wreath. Right side is etched “US” in a wreath and another panel has crossed swords in a wreath. It has an oval steel handguard with turned, ribbed walnut handle with swelled middle, a brass ferrule, and a cast brass eagle head pommel. A rare Civil War knife in exceptional condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been lightly sharpened with a slightly blunted tip. Retains most of its factory polish on blade and brass of the handle. Walnut handle retains 50-60% original varnish with extremely light marks.
Blade Length
9 - 3/16"
Overall Length
13 - 3/4"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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