A beautiful American Bowie made by Clarenbach & Herder of Philadelphia circa 1840-50. Overall length is 12 1/2" with a thick , straight 8" single edge , spear point blade with a 2 1/2 " false edge. The blade is stamped Clarenbach & Herder on it's ricasso . It's also stamped Clarenbach & Herder with Philada half way down the blade. The two piece finely checkered wooden grips are fastened with 5 brass pins. For a almost identical knife refer to page 321 in the Bowie Knife book by Norm Flayderman.
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