CSA Bowie knife-Real or Real fake?

diggummup

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I have this posted in a thread started by freetodetect called yard sale treasures in the "everything else" board.It was bought at a flea market for $25.00.It is 15 inches long.You can see all the markings on it in the photos below.CSA is stamped on the blade,XX is on the other side of the blade.BB 1861 on the bottom 1/2 of the handle,NN OO on the same 1/2 on the top portion.On the other half of the handle is CSA and XX.The guard has XX and B/B on it.Is this too many markings?Is this style/design bowie knife consistent with the civil war era?All i've seen are d-guard bowie's of this era.Any help out there? ANYBODY?
 

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stoney56

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Diggummup, most of the ones I've searched called for a D-handle. I know case made a copy of the Bowie knife that looked just like yours but of course it said Case at the base of the blade.
 

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Looks like a Pakistani made bowie most of the real ones have a thinner handle.? Not a bad price for it though. heres mine.
 

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sgtfda

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That is a copy of the Western Co. Bowie kinfe. I have one of the one's made during the early Vietnam War. They have the smaller rivits
 

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