Boyle and gamble bowie

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  1. deltablade

    deltablade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    Can anyone provide info as to whether a knife maker named Boyle and gamble Richmond va 1862 is real? I am looking at a bowie so marked, which also is marked E C Jenkins, 21st Virginia, Richmond Va and C. S.
     
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  2. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Don't know about the knife but the "21sr Virginia Richmond Va and C S" looked to me like 21st Regiment of Virginia, Confederate States.

    A quick Google search of that did indeed show said regiment being formed in 1861.
     
  3. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Sounds like a job for Bernard Levine.
     
  4. tltt

    tltt

    May 1, 2008
    No one can say without a picture. Boyle and Gamble made real edged weapons for the Confederacy, but they are one of the most heavily faked names among Civil War artifacts.
     
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  5. deltablade

    deltablade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    here are some pictures. Will Gorges at Battleground Antiques looked at the pics and declared the knife to be 100% guaranteed fake. Thanks for your input.
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  6. tltt

    tltt

    May 1, 2008
    Base knife is a modern Szco Kentucky Bowie.
     
  7. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Put your hand on your wallet and run like the wind!!--:)--KV
     
  8. deltablade

    deltablade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    I did. Many thanks to all. Looks like a shyster at the antique show
     

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