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Bvt. Brigadier General T.E. Chickering's Sheffield Marked Bowie Knife with Sheath
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This is a very cool looking knife. This one is Civil War production because of the owner. The knife measures 12-1/2 inches in overall length with the blade making up 8 of those inches. This is the perfect size for up close and personal fighting. The blade has the classic spear point design that so many Civil War era Bowie knives had. The left-hand side of the blade base has the clear maker's Mark of "H.C. BOOTH & Co NORFOLK WORKS SHEFFIELD". The Sheffield, England registry shows that the Booth maker were around as early as 1851. The Norfolk Works started in the 1850's. It shows that in 1861 he employed 31 men, 9 boys and 4 girls. This one has the original high quality stag handles intact with a beautiful untouched look. It is held in place by two German silver pins. There is a silver inlay in one sides of the grip. The inlay has the engraving that reads "CoL. T.E. CHICKERING 3RD MS. CAV." Thomas Chickering was from Boston and his family made some of the finest pianos. The piano Company is known to have been the maker for the shipping boxes for the first of the famous Spencer Repeating Rifles. On September 15th 1862 he enlisted as Colonel of the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry. The regiment served mainly in Louisiana during his service including Port Hudson and the Red River Campaign. He resigned on September 1st 1864 and was promoted to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General on March 13th 1865. The cross guard is constructed of a two pieces of German silver with a floral pattern. The knife is accompanied by an original leather sheath but you can tell it isn't the one from the factory. It appears to have been with it for eons. The leather is the high quality Moroccan leather. The original nickel silver top mount and a silver drag to the scabbard are still present as well. We sold this knife a couple of years ago and the buyer was able to find THREE cdv images of Chickering including one of them that is autographed. He also found some sheet music that honored Chickering. This is a very nice looking Civil War Bowie knife in sheath and you get the photographs and sheet music as a wonderful bonus.

Item #: B2722
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price:$3,950.00 USD
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