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Bowie knife and scabbard

Object Name: Bowie knife with scabbard
Date: 1880-1900
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Medium: Steel, antler, tin, leather, brass
Dimensions: Part (knife): 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (32.1 x 6 cm) Part (scabbard): 12 x 3 in. (30.5 x 7.6 cm)
Place made: Europe, England, Sheffield
Description: Steel, antler, and tin bowie knife; single-edged steel blade with oval tin quillon and antler grips; rounded, triangular brown leather scabbard with two sides riveted together, belt loop sewn to top of back, and stamped six-petal flowers and branches on front.
Credit Line: Gift of Kurtz Eppley
Object Number: 1933.80ab
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Marks: stamped: on blade at hilt: "CAMBRIDGE/CUTLERY & CO./SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND"

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According to a note found with the object, this bowie knife was used on a ranch in Montaina in 1893, and in Cuba and the Philippine Islands as part of the donor's personal field equipment.