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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3305M Marlborough
November 4, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Identified Spear Point Bowie Knife

Auction: Sale #3305M - 3305M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 04, 2019 10:00AM


Identified Spear Point Bowie Knife, c. mid-19th century, bone grip with "John Smith" carved on one side, with German silver fittings, blade marked on the ricasso "MANSON/SHEFFIELD," with a tag from The Horse Soldier stating it was carried by John Smith, a Virginia volunteer; and a leather scabbard, blade lg. 5 7/8, overall lg. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: The collection of Ron Tunison.
Estimate $800-1,200

Shows some wear from use and spotting on the blade.

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John Smith, Ron Tunison