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Old 22nd November 2021, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default HUGE Knife Help

Hi all,

Can someone please help me ID the age, origin and possibly maker of this huge antique knife? It's overall length is roughly 15-1/4 inches, blade is roughly 10 x 1-7/8 inches and it weighs roughly 22 oz.

It appears hand-made of steel, brass and stag/bone(?). It's numbered on one side and on the other, faint remains of a maker's name that begins with an 'SC'.

The knife was purchased in the suburbs just outside of Philadelphia, PA. After an exhausted search, the only maker I could locate within my tri-state (NJ, PA, DE) area (assuming it's locally made) with a maker's mark that begins with the letters 'SC' was/is Schively of Philadelphia, but I'm sure I'm wrong?

Thank you all in advance for your time and thoughts!
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Old 22nd November 2021, 11:32 PM   #2
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I'm moving this over to the Euro side for better responses.
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Old 23rd November 2021, 08:53 AM   #3
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Looks like a generic 'ORIGINAL BOWIE' made by an assortment of MFG from solingen thru Pakistan. Usually with wood grip panels. Stag ones are a bit nicer. Nice shape, steel varies. I have one, 10in. blade, had a devil of a time finding a pre-made scabbard for it.
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Old 23rd November 2021, 02:15 PM   #4
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I love it !!
yes, a nice old ( I think ) Bowie knife,

with the stag grips I would say north american or german origin,
usually german blades have Soligen, Eickhorn... marks/stamps
not numbers

so an american one ??...
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Not a Schively bowie - not his style.
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