Bowie knife and scabbard
Steel, antler, tin, leather, brass
Part (knife): 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (32.1 x 6 cm) Part (scabbard): 12 x 3 in. (30.5 x 7.6 cm)
stamped: on blade at hilt: "CAMBRIDGE/CUTLERY & CO./SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND"
Steel, antler, and tin bowie knife; single-edged steel blade with oval tin quillon and antler grips; rounded, triangular brown leather scabbard with two sides riveted together, belt loop sewn to top of back, and stamped six-petal flowers and branches on front.
According to a note found with the object, this bowie knife was used on a ranch in Montaina in 1893, and in Cuba and the Philippine Islands as part of the donor's personal field equipment.
Gift of Kurtz Eppley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.