Description

Rudy Ruana Bowie Knife
Model 39C Brassback
Engraved Bullwhip RH Ruana
Engraved / Numbered 7
9-1/2" Blade with Parry Strip
Overall Length: 14-3/4"
Large Brass Guard & Brass Butt
Thick Elk Stag Handle
Riveted Leather Sheath
Black Canvas Carry Case

Summary: this is an unused Ruana 39C Bowie, numbered 7 with bullwhip RH Ruana signature. Original edge, no signs of use... an absolutely gorgeous Bowie with nothing but tarnish on the brass hardware and a few light spots / insertion marks on the blade. No cracks in the stag... this one's a beauty!

The sheath with the knife is marked 41D, presumably interchangeable with the 39C as the sheath shape / fit is perfect. If you need me to lay the blade on the sheath or attach photos of the knife "in sheath"... let me know and I'll do it. But I'm telling you... the knife / sheath fit is exact! Sheath condition is excellent+++ or better with nothing but light handling / storage marks.

From the previous owner: "In 1980-83, Rudy made, I think, 12 sets of his most popular Bowies — I think there were 6 knives in each set. This is an example from the 7th set made. I bought this from Collectors Firearms in Gainsville, Ohio a number of years ago. At the time they were selling approximately five bowies from Set #7."

7 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. The unused condition and comments from previous owner speak volumes, this is a rare Ruana Bowie knife perfect to tuck away for collection / investment purposes. Thanks and good luck.