Tuesday, March 5, 2013


This little 10" knife was dug from a creek alongside Minie balls and other campsite junk. Confederate soldiers were obviously camped nearby. The knife is very heavy iron and has a tapered, uplifted point. Although it's shaped much like the Bowies used by the CSA during the War for Independence (Southern), its size creates a question. It's such a heavy item (3/8" thick at spine and tang) that it was meant for serious use. But a Bowie? Who knows?

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