ALABAMA SOUTHERN BLACKSMITH MADE SIDE KNIFE WITH LEATHER SCABBARD
Original Civil War Era Alabama Southern Blacksmith Made Side Knife with original Leather Scabbard. Originally purchased from an estate in Montgomery, AL and was in the Roger Ballard Collection for many years.. Overall length of 21 1/8" with a 16 1/4" long x 1 3/4" wide blade. This example is only 1 of 3 known and I currently have the other two examples if interested in all 3. Features a wood full tang handle with iron guard with an overall beautiful displaying patina. The blade is in great shape with minimal flea bites more felt than seen. It has been period sharpened. The Leather Scabbard is in good shape with the very point MIA as well a small amount around the throat. Some of the stitching is loose but still very secure. Please see all photos.