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STAG-HANDLED RIFLEMANS KNIFE

Found at auction in Pennsylvania, this is a great example of a crown stag handled primitive knife.  It has a single-edge 11 7/8” blade.  The blade is 1 5/8” wide.  The stag handle is slotted 3/4th of the way for the tang, held in place with two pins.  Extra space in the slot is filled with lead as was often done.  The guard is unusual being copper, and 3/16” thick.  The scabbard is black leather, with wonderful, decorative geometric embossing. It is stitched up the back with original belt loop.  O.A. length is 16 ¾”.

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ORIGINAL, ANTIQUE VIRGINIA LONGRIFLE –New Item-

I believe this rifle to be from the Southwestern Virginia area.  It was originally a 2 bolt flintlock rifle.  It has the original lock with part of the pan left in place.  The rifle is all iron, with a traditional 4-pc patch box that is iron and not bass.  See another view for the decorative shape. There is sparse engraving on the lid and on the side plates.  The TG has round finials with a touch of engraving on the front one.  The rifle is currently a half stock, probably cut from full stock when converted from flintlock. The barrel is 42 3/4” long and about .45 or .50 cal.  The stock is a dark color with a mellow reddish brown curly maple color showing thru, and has not been cleaned.  The barrel is signed, in engraved, capital letters J  +    The other letters I cannot make out. 

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BRASS-MOUNTED CLIP-POINT BOWIE KNIFE

 

Beautifully crafted with a shaped brass guard, ferrule and pommel cap.  The handle is shaped walnut with the tang extending through and peened over the brass washer.  The blade is 10 ½” LG. x 1 1/8” WIDE x 3/16” THK.  Overall length is 15 ¾”. The scabbard is black leather, stitched up the back. It is encased in a one – piece brass mount which provides the protective tip, throat, and sides.  A brass belt clip is soldered to the throat.  It is well crafted and all original to the Bowie Knife.  The knife is tight with no movement.

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BURL-HANDLED SPEAR-POINT BOWIE KNIFE

This large bowie has a 10 5/8” long blade X 1 3/16” wide, with a beautiful 5” long, 2-pc. Burl wood handles and 3 brass pins.  The tang is full and the guard is iron and boat shaped.  The attractive, black, scabbard is original to the knife. And has diamond and cross-hatch decorations.  The belt loop is still attached.  Top of the scabbard is colored red, with a decorative shape.  Last 1 ¾” of the tip is missing.  Ex. Jim Dresslar collection.

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FUR TRADE BIG KNIFE

Large multipurpose Western knife from the Fur Trade period.  Perfect for personal defense when isolated with the Indians, camp work, or severing carcasses of moose, elk or grizzlies.  14” long, slant point forged blade, 3/16”thick and 1 7/8” wide.  Handle is 5 ½” of either hickory or ash, slotted 4” for the full tang, and held on with 2 large iron pins.  It is slightly shaped at the pommel for a sure grip in blizzard weather.  Ex. Jim Dresslar collection.

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EARLY, COFFIN-HILT BOWIE KNIFE BY JOHN FRIESE, BALTIMORE

Early American-made Bowie knife made by John Friese of Baltimore.  Friese was a surgical instrument maker in the 1830’s.  He is listed in that profession, in an 1838 Business Directory, and located on North Franklin Street.  The knife is unsigned but identical to a known, signed knife.  It has a very high quality, double edge, spear point blade, iron guard, and checkered, rosewood handles.  An early, very desirable, coffin-hilt bowie knife.  The blade is smooth, and grey with no pitting.  The blade is 8 5/8” long by 1 ½” wide. The knife O.A. is 13 ¼” long.

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“FOlKSY ARTIST” CARVED POWDER HORN

An immensely popular and desirable powder horn from the 18th century.  This horn measures 15” long on the curve by 2 3/4” diameter convex wood pug.  The throat is 3” long measured up to the mechanical charger.  The charger was put on due to tip damage or because of the owner’s preference.  There is no name or date but there is a blank cartouche just below the engrailment.  The main feature on the horn is the huge, folksy, British coat of arms that wraps around the horn.  A city is depicted just below the cartouche and fronts on a river that  transitions into a flower motif on either end.  Below the coat of arms and as a part of it is a castle.  Beneath the coat of arms is a pair of opposing cannon and stands of arms. 

Although the carver’s name is as yet unknown, there are many fine 18th century horns made by him in collections today.  He traveled up and down the East Coast making horns and was no doubt a soldier and traveling in his regt. He has been dubbed the “Folksy Artist”.  The exact horn pictured in “A COLLECTION OF POWDER HORNS”,  by Wayne McNeese in 2009.

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WANTED: Early American Longrifles, especially those made in Tennessee, by Alfred Gross, Alfred Duncan, and the Beans, Big Southern Bowies, Early American Powder Horns, Especially Carved Horns and Screw - Tip Horns and, Fine Pipe Tomahawks and Belt Axes.

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