Mid 1800's James Westa Side Knife
Item #: WR296
This is a spear point style side knife made by James Westa of Sheffield, England in the mid 1800's. Westa, one of the highest quality English knife makers, supplied knives to the US from the late 1840's up to the Civil War period. This side knife Bowie has some fantastic eye appeal. The grips, or scales, are made from tortoise shell. Both sides of the scales look to have had small repairs made to them, but they seem to have been done long ago. The original, small brass crossguard is still very tight on the tang. The blade is double edged and retains it's full length. The blade has a nice steel gray patina to it. A slight median ridge is present in this blade. It still has some period sharpness to it! One side of the ricasso is stamped with the letters DCL, while the other side is stamped in three lines, JAS. WESTA/8 LORD STREE/SHEFFIELD. The Bowie is 12" inches overall and has a 7 5/8" inch blade. This English made side knife would look great in any Civil War display!
Your Price $795.00 USD
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