Based on our knowledge, it appears that it may have been repaired at the joining point to the blade at some point in the past. The handle is made of some form of bone and is multi-colored.The bone handle is nailed together on both sides. As pictured, it does have veining surface cracks - more on one side than the other. The wooden box has beautiful tongue and groove details on the corners. Two latches in front for securing closed. Measures 22" inches long by 6" inches wide. The original leather sheath has a design on one side and belt loop for attaching.
The leather does have some flaking. Governor's Antiques and Architectural Salvage.Has been in business for over 45 years. We have over 6 million items in inventory within 7 acres of property. One of central Virginia's best kept secrets, we are right outside of Richmond in Mechanicsville VA. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. The item "Rare Civil War Era Large Bowie Knife With Wood & Glass Display Case" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "governor11" and is located in Mechanicsville, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.