This is a circa 1860s-1870s, Civil War era to Wild West era, bowie knife made by, and stamped, A. This was one of the Sheffield knifemakers of the 19th century, making bowie knives to import to the United States. It has an OAL of about 9 and a blade length of about 5. This definitely saw some use. Im not sure if the handle near the tang was always like that, or if some sort of bolster or inlay is missing.
It has what appears to be the original leather sheath, which is in great condition. We have this and other knives and historical items for sale.The item "Civil War Era Stag-Handled Bowie Knife by A. Paterson with Sheath" is in sale since Thursday, April 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "scavengeology" and is located in Union, West Virginia.
This item can be shipped to United States.