Knife, bowie type

Knife, bowie type

Artist: Marked: "Woodhead & Hartley 36 Howard Street Sheffield" on ricasso
Type: Coffin-shaped handle; guard
Year: 1847-48
Size/Dimensions: Length: 12 3/8"
Origin: Loughborough Trust Purchase
Accession Number: 93.16

The coffin-shaped handle became one of the standard forms for the Sheffield bowie. This knife pictures an eagle with 13 stars, and was meant to be sold in America. There was no market for bowies in England.

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Knife, bowie type