This authentic Lamson and Goodnow Bowie knife was found in the now closed Charles Schultz museum house in NJ, which is why it is in such impeccable shape. The handle is hand-carved African ebony, the blade is high carbon steel. Heavy, compact and very well balanced, a perfect knife to keep in your boot.Circa 1860s, made either before, during, or right after the civil war. It is in incredible shape. If you're a civil war buff or re-enactor you've likely encountered a few of these and know how rare they are, especially in this condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "carlscabinetofcalamitry" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.