Bowie knife and scabbard

Bowie knife and scabbard
Title
Bowie knife and scabbard
Date 
1880-1900
Medium 
Steel, antler, tin, leather, brass
Dimensions 
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)
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Kurtz Eppley
Object Number 
1933.80ab
Marks 
stamped: on blade at hilt: "CAMBRIDGE/CUTLERY & CO./SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group