H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

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Unclebob
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H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by Unclebob » Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm

Picked this old Bowie Knife up at the weekend. The blade is marked H. OSMAN & Co with CITY below. I cannot see any other markings. Any ideas on this one? 12 1/4" overall, with a 7 3/4" blade. Thanks.
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Doc B
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Re: H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by Doc B » Mon May 20, 2019 6:07 pm

I don't have any info on it...but I like it! Nice bone! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by doglegg » Mon May 20, 2019 6:44 pm

Unclebob, don't know anything about it but it is certainly desirable. Love that ole long blade and the scales would be worth the price of the knife. ::tu::

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Re: H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by steve99f » Tue May 21, 2019 11:29 am

Can't help with any information. Very sleek looking Bowie and the jigged bone handles are wonderful. I hope someone can provide some info on it for you.
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Re: H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by tongueriver » Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Great turn-of-the-century hunting knife! I think the handles might be stag rather than bone. Love your knife! ::tu::

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Re: H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by knife7knut » Tue May 21, 2019 2:19 pm

This is pure speculation on my part but this stamping has me intrigued. I wonder if this possibly may have been a salesman's sample knife and the stamping indicated that you could put your place of business on that line.Just thinkin'.....
Whatever the case it is a very nice old bowie hunter probably from Germany.
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Re: H.OSMAN & Co BOWIE

Post by Unclebob » Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks for all your insight and kind comments, as usual! Liked the salesmans sample suggestion. Searched for H. Osman online, but didn't come up with anything relevant.

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