Has been used AND sharpened several times. Blade is still full length at 10 1/4. Blade has some scratches and some light spotting. Some of the spotting could be cleaned if you wish to.Blade has not been buffed down, nice original lines. Sheath Is definitely above average with this one and still has the original metal clip on the edge-many are missing this. Also marked Western Germany as all 490s Ive ever saw with original sheath have are. I owned 5 of these 490s at one time.
This is one of the nicer ones Ive parted with. I do believe this one is CARBON STEEL. There is a little spotting which could be cleaned if one wanted to. Ive only saw 2 I believe to be carbon, this being the other one.All Ive seen have been stainless steel. The handle has not been apart on this one.
Beautiful stag handle, no cracks or chips and is a hand full! Blade is 10 and 1/8 inches long. Overall length is 15 and 3/8 inches long.
I believe the 490 is the largest model knife edge brand made, Ive never saw a larger model. If you have and know the model, Id really like to know.
I try to never say never. Thank You for looking and reading all!! The item "Edge Brand Solingen 490 Bowie 15 Inch stag knife West Germany Remington Pattern" is in sale since Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "love_one_another_john13-34" and is located in Bland, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States.