Fine Washingtonian Sheffield Bowie Knife with Etched Blade, Stag Handle, and Leather Scabbard by A. Leon
This finely crafted Sheffield Bowie knife, with 9 inch spearpoint blade has Washingtonian stamped on the left side, above etched scroll motto banners " A Friend in Need" & "Is a Friend Indeed". The ricasso is stamped on obverse with "A. Leon 190 Soley St. Sheffield". On the Reverse ricasso, the trademark "O*K" is stamped on the blade. The blade is 19/32" wide and is 3/16" deep. It has a stag handle with german silver mounts, including the cross guard. The condition is fine with light spots on surface patina and minor pitting. Minor denting and patina to scabbard mounts. The Scabbard is blind tooled leather with german silver mounts and a leather belt loop.
Blade L. 9", Overall L. 14"