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C1840 James Burnand Bowie £325

This porcelain handled spearpointed bowie is a rare example of what I would call an exhibition knife, these were meant as functional showpieces of what the craftsmen could do with their chosen material. It was made by James Burnand, a knife maker who created these exhibition knives for showing at fairs worldwide. This knife is typical of the spearpointed bowies and belt knives of the time and has a silver set of fittings over early 19th century porcelain hilt. This hilt has been restored with some silvered repairs to the hily. Despite the interesting materials the knife feels good in the hand. This knife can be yours for £325 or best offer.

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