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Authentic Bowie Knife Circa 1840

I have an Authentic Bowie Knife Circa 1840 with a wall mount. On the handle of the knife there's a W 49 and a Western U.S.A marking. The title of the post is engraved on the wall mount.

Distinguishing marks: 
age on the blade
Date Period: 
circa 1840
Size and dimensions of this item: 
knife - 14.5 in wall mount - 17 in
Passed down through family. Received from a friend in war by my grandfather
For Sale?: 


fishwhacker's picture

This knife was made by Western manufacturing company in Boulder CO sometime between 1970-1978. I'm attaching a link to a forum discussion regarding dating of these knives and another of a recent ebay sale. They pop up on ebay fairly often and while it is 130-138 years newer than you think, itt is still a collectible piece. If you have the sheath the value in good conditon could be up to $150. Without it and just the plaque, they have been going for $50-100.




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