Knife, bowie type

Knife, bowie type

Artist:
Type: Marked Monumental Cutlery Company
Year: Circa 1870
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Origin: Gift of Henry Massie Rector
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Henry Massie Rector was elected Governor of the State of Arkansas as the Civil War loomed. His direct descendant and namesake gave this knife to the museum. Monumental Cutlery Company" is a post bellum cutlery mark, so Governor Rector must have acquired the knife after his term in office.

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Knife, bowie type