Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Made in Solingen, Germany by Svoboda sometime in the 1950's-60's, this OUTSTANDING old bowie knife is as fine a knife as you'll find at any price. With a THICK, sturdy and RAZOR SHARP carbon steel blade atop some of the most impressive stag handle scales you'll ever come across, it's reinforced at the bolster with a brass cross-quillon that's designed to keep your fingers right where they belong--on your hand.
Handle scales are hafted over a full tang using three old-fashioned brass pins, which give the piece an overall effect of antique refinement. Comes used but in very good shape, as photos show, but the maker's marking stamped on the blade is too faint for us to get a photos. Also, the sheath is a bit rough and the upper snap no longer fits all the way around the handle--price reduced accordingly by a significant amount!
It's a hand-forged piece of substance yet enjoys a surprisingly light feel in the hand, with exceptional balance. At 12-7/8" long with an 8" blade that's 3/16 thick, it's a massive piece of self-defense and woe be unto whomever might be stupid enough to get on the wrong end of it.
It has a false edge but that edge is not sharpened, so the piece is entirely legal in Australia and New Zealand. The knife has been used and was made to be used but it has no problems and will continue to serve for generations--ready to add some true heft and size to any collection.
An excellent knife for user or collector alike and one you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom. Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it. All items come from a smoke-free home.
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We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l.If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "XL Vintage SVOBODA Solingen Germany Bowie Fighting Knife withStag RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured".
The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.