3022C CONFEDERATE COOK & BROTHER BOWIE-BAYONET.

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[?]Live Online Auction Starts In 2024 Jul 24 @ 10:00 (UTC-4 : AST/EDT)
Category Firearms & Military
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Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD
17" overall, 12" clip point blade. This is a fine example of a classic Confederate bowie made with unfinished brass muzzle rings, well finished & varnished rosewood grip. Norm Flayderman in his monumental text "The Bowie Knife", "the only mention of the term 'Bowie-Bayonet' in literature leading up to the Civil War is made by U.S. Admiral John Dahlgren who coined the term for his knife used on a navy rifle". His lesser known brother Confederate General Charles Dahlgren notes in early war telegrams that he wishes "Bowie knives put on guns, Cook in New Orleans can do it" & in a second telegram a few days later he wishes the bowie knives not get put on guns. This explains the reason for such variation in the "muzzle rings" or lack of muzzle rings plus filed muzzle rings. Rosewood is rare & almost never seen on Confederate weapons; the exception are these bowies. New Orleans is well known for the use of rosewood on antebellum bowies & surgical tools.UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of article concerning Cook and Brother's manufacture of these Bowie bayonets.CONDITION: very good overall, gray blade, old sharpening, nick in cutting edge. (02-22911/JS). $2,000-2,500.