This is a massive Confederate D-Guard Bowie Knife with a heavy 15" clip-point blade and almost 20" overall. It is still in its original leather sheath that is heavy, sound, well made, and showing age flaking to its finish. This is a great, big, heavy knife that "saw the elephant". It is from one of the finest collections of such knives extant, and we will be offering them all on this website over the next 90 days, a few with each update of the site. These knives are about dried up in the market-place (at least the real and high-quality knives are drying up). There is no shortage of such knives with questionable attribution that show up occasionally at shows or websites, but they linger due to the lack of quality or originality. The knives that we will be offering suffer no such question marks and regardless of what one might hear, Confederate D-Guards are still popular and valuable. You just need to present a good one, it'll fly.