Rare Civil War Era R.H. Alexander Sheffield Bowie Knife New York w/ Sheath


Moderate Scratching and spotting to the blade, very small pits to the edge. Edge holds a faint sharpness. Staghorn Handle has a break near the guard on the marked side, and some chips and small cracks around the edges. Mild oxidation along the tang. Original Leather Sheath shows some loss to the covering and some patina to the metal, but remains intact with the matching NY mark to the blade.




  • Authentic R.H. Alexander Spear point Bowie Knife
  • R.H. Alexander (1850-1876) NY based Importer/Dealer of Sheffield Cutlery
  • Blade Measures 6″ L x 3/16″ Thick
  • Blade marked N (Shield) Y , “Alexander Sheffield” on ricasso
  • Simple Thick German Silver Guard
  • Staghorn scaled Handle w/ nice long German Silver Escutcheon
  • Original Matching Leather Sheath, German Silver Throat Intact w/ Clip Mount
  • Total Length 10-1/4″ Long


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