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Lot 70: BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD

TERRA INCOGNITA Fall Western Cowboy, Native American, Sporting, Advertising, Decoy, Gun, Knife, & Photography Auction

by Terra Incognita

November 1, 2016

Chicago, IL, USA

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  • BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD
  • BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD
  • BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD
  • BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD
  • BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD
  • BOWIE KNIFE MADE BY W BUTCHER SHEFFIELD
   
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Description: This Bowie is stamped in three lines across the ricasso, –W crown R, W Butcher, SHEFFIELD”. THE W crown R stands for King William the fourth who reigned from 1830 to 1837. So any Sheffield Bowie Knives stamped with –W crown R” were made during this period of time. W Butcher was William Butcher who was later joined in business by his brother Samuel (most likely after 1837). Sheffield refers to the knife making city Sheffield, England, the epicenter of steel production for most of the 19th century. This Bowie sports a blade with Spanish notch, scales of ebony and nickel silver mounts. This is a classic knife that was sent to America for the frontier. Overall length is 12 1/4"”, blade being a little over 8”", and handle a little over 4”". The blade has a dark patina that could be cleaned, but why? It is a great early knife just like it is.

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