Knife, bowie type
Marked: "Woodhead & Hartley 36 Howard Street Sheffield" on ricasso
Coffin-shaped handle; guard
Length: 12 3/8”
Loughborough Trust Purchase
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.