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Confederate Bowie Knives by Melton, Phillips & Sexton


Confederate Bowie Knives by Jack Melton, Josh Phillips & John Sexton

New research includes previously unpublished information. Contains 850+ color photos of more than 350 of the nest Southern Bowies in existence. Includes historical and collector details of all known types of Confederate-made knives and, perhaps, the largest album ever assembled of period Confederate soldiers holding their Bowie Knives!


  • 288 pages
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 856+ photos
  • Hardcover with dust jacket

Features include:

* 856 full-color photos illustrating more than 350 of the finest Southern Bowies in existence.

* Full historical and collector details on all known types of knives made in Confederate factories…including unidentified types and the Georgia and Alabama Contracts.

* All your favorite makers, from Boyle & Gamble and Louis Froelich to Nashville Plow Works and Thomas Leech & Co.

* Extensive, valuable coverage of locally made Southern knives, including the many identified makers as well as those whose origins are still unclear.

* New research and freshly discovered makers…previously unpublished info. available nowhere else but here!

* A full discussion of “dug” relic knives, with a large selection of intriguing examples shown and explained.

* Perhaps the largest album of historical Confederate soldiers holding Bowie knives ever assembled. A truly amazing and beautiful resource.


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