U.S. Confederate Bowie Knife (MEW1310 )
U.S. Confederate Bowie Knife. Possibly Cook and Brothers. This is one of the mystery blades of the Confederacy where no one knows exactly who made it, but it is agreed to be a Confederate made Bowie! Some well-known dealers and collectors attribute the manufacture to Cook and Brother of New Orleans. These knives have an unusual ring on the guard, some examples having just one ring, others having two rings. These were originally thought to be made as bayonets, but are unfinished on the inside and have no way to attach. They are more commonly accepted to have been there in case the knives were to be used as a pike. 12" blade with last 2" of the tip experly replaced. Overall length is 16 5/8". Very scarce Confederate knife!