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Possible Confederate Bowie Knife Home/Soldier Made From Sword or Bayonet?

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    Default Possible Confederate Bowie Knife Home/Soldier Made From Sword or Bayonet?

    Any thoughts on this oldie? Blade is about 8" Deceivingly heavy with a solid brass handle. Some numbers on the hilt and the letter F.
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    made from a old bayonet.

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    I believe this is a re-tooled French Bayonet...WWI Era or a bit earlier...
    Glenn

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    I'd say earlier than WWI. Probably 1850's or 1860's perhaps grip originally for a British Brunswick bayonet. But, it's been modified, the hollow parts of the grip that held the locking clip appear to be filled with lead and I think the blade has originated not from a bayonet but from a twin edged short sword from same era such as the British "Drummers sword", sometimes called a Bugler's sword. Is it a Civil war knock up? Maybe.

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    Actually I think I can see what's happened. It is a Brunswick bayonet. The blade had been cut in half and the bottom section which is double edged, has been reattached (rather crudely) to the hilt.

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