Confederate, possibly Georgia, D guard bowie knife comprised of a one-piece oak wood grip, brass ferrule, iron D guard terminating in a high quillon, spear point blade. Unmarked. Includes the original, hand stitched brown leather sheath with belt loop. Also includes a plastic stand. Blade length – 11". Overall length with scabbard – 15 3/4". Provenance: private Nashville collection, by oral history descended from a CSA soldier from Georgia. CONDITION: Areas of pitting, nicks to edge of blade. Areas of loss to leather, cracks, largest 1 3/4".
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