Antique 1861 MCELROY MACON GA Bowie knife Civil War Era. It is NOT marked CS. I bought this at a collectors estate sale and have owned for some time and just ready to let someone else enjoy it as it just doesnt fit my collection Im more into WWII. Ive done a lot of research on McElroy and he/they made A LOT of items for the civil war not just knives but there just isnt an abundance of information out there. On other examples I have seen similar tang stamps all caps, Ive also seen McElroy with the little c As well as W. Ive also noticed other dates like 1862 and a few others. Another thing is blade shape Ive seen this style, a fuller more clip point blade style and a dagger style blade. The overall length on this is rite at 13.5 and the blade length is 9 it is full tang and the spine is just under 1/4 wide and it weights over 1 lb. Im adding in a few pictures of others Ive seen one with this style blade, one totally different style but has same brass hand guard and the other I found with entirely different tang stamp. The bone scales that are on it arent bad but they arent great either in my opinion but if they are 1860s then I wouldnt except superior quality. Fits in hand nicely. The scratches on the edge look like someone tried to sharpen but it didnt work out. Was like that when I got it and I never tried to fix it or clean it up. Has a nice pitina on blade. The scratches are not deep and just took a little off the surface. Please look at photos for details. Any questions please ask Ill do my best to answer. Be sure to check out my other listings. The item “Antique 1861 McELROY MACON GA Civil War Era Bowie Knife Bone Handle LOOK” is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “player51″ and is located in Richmond, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Civil War Bowie Knife
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States