A.G. Russell 1862 Pattern Bowie Knife w/ Sheath
A.G. Russell 1862 Pattern Bowie Knife. Made in the USA (2003). Beautiful craftsmanship. Heavy duty leather sheath with belt loop and fastener. Knife and sheath are in wonderful condition. No dings or scratches. Never used and always kept in sheath, only removed to be admired. Blade measures roughly 7.5 inches, handle measures approx. 4.75 inches, overall length is approx. 12.25 inches.
Almost 30 years ago, I had the opportunity to study an early (1835-1865) Bowie knife. This knife had not been treated well: it was missing the handle material, the hilt was battered and the blade was uniformly pitted. Even with all those faults, this was a remarkable knife. The top 40% of the blade was deeply hollow ground, not to an edge, but as if a huge blood groove was intended to go all the way to the point. I have always kept this design in my mind and, about 15 years ago, we made a few handmade pieces we called the A. G. Russell™ Bear Bowie. That was followed in 2003 by the A. G. Russell™ 1861 Bowie, made in the U.S.A., in two different blade lengths and three different handle materials.
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