Replica of an original D-Guard Bowie knife made famous by James Bowie, the 19th century American pioneer and so called Indian Fighter who lost his life at The Alamo.
- This type of frontier knife was reportedly made by Rezin Bowie but made famous by his brother James
- The D-Guard Bowie knife was widely used by both the Confederates and Union during the Civil War. Many of these knives have been seen in 19th century tin-type photography
- It’s an adaptation of an earlier short sword similar to a Cutlass, which was also used in close-quarter fighting
- Overall length is 19.5″ with a 14″ blade
- Osage orange wooden handle, iron guard and iron ferrules
- Blade has a clip point characteristic of an original D-Guard. This was done to make it easier to penetrate heavy wool clothing used during the Civil War
- A favorite knife of the Confederate States of America. They were a favorite side-arm often made by local blacksmiths
- Aged to reflect time period and the rugged use of clearing brush, camp tasks, cutting wood, etc.
D-Guard Bowie Knife: $1500