Original U.S. Civil War Large Double Edged Folding Knife Dagger Marked to Charles Wesley Beale of the Confederate 24th Tennessee Infantry

Item Description

Original Item: One of a Kind. This is a fantastic U.S. Civil War Folding Knife, which has a 7 inch long "spear point" dagger blade, which is fully sharpened on one side. The knife folds out correctly, and has a lock on the back, which must be pressed in to collapse the knife. It has lovely checkered wood grip scales, which are held in place by brass rivets. There is also a lovely silver name plate on the side, which reads:

Charles Wesley Beale 24th Tenn.

The 24th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was an infantry regiment from Tennessee that served with the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War. The unit was formed at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County Tennessee in August 1861. Notable battles fought in include the Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River) commanded by Col Hugh L. W. Bratton in Cheatham's Division, and the Battle of Chickamauga.

A Most impressive knife coming from the purchase of an old Civil War collection. Definitely some fantastic research potential here. Ready to display!

Approx. Dimensions:
Blade length: 7”
Blade Style: Spear Point Knife
Overall length (Open): 15 3/8”
Overall length (Closed): 8 1/4"
Crossguard: 2 3/8”

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