vintage guard marked WESTERN bowie knife W49 + leather sheath USA

This large bowie knife is marked on the top of the guard Western USA W49. It is 14 3/4 inches long overall with a 9 3/8 inch carbon steel blade. It has a large brass guard and hard rosewood handles. It comes with its original leather sheath. This item is used and has wear. The blade has some discoloration and pit marks on each side. The handle has an unusual groove on each side. I don't know if it is original or if the handles were modified by a previous owner. Still looks and feels nice. The sheath has normal wear and a mark on the front where an old sticker was. Shipping is $10.85