English Horn Grip Bowie Knife by Wilson Hawksworth
Circa 1850 Bowie knife by the English firm of Wilson Hawksworth, Ellison & Co., and so marked on the ricasso of the blade. The blade is a clipped point example, 8 inches long. One side of the blade has light decorative etching. There are some gray areas on the blade and some relatively minor pitting, with major areas of the blade remaining mirror-bright. The horn grip has shades of black, white and brown. There is a hairline crack at the base of the grip on one side that is about 3/4 of an inch long. The knife has an overall length of approximately 12 1/2 inches. The knife is retained within its original red leather scabbard with brass fittings at the throat and the tip. The scabbard has a brass belt hook affixed to the throat fitting on one side and there is a gold decorative spray of leaves on the red leather scabbard on the same side.