Bowie knife and scabbard

Object Number: 
1933.80ab
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)
Marks: 
stamped: on blade at hilt: "CAMBRIDGE/CUTLERY & CO./SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kurtz Eppley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group