III STAR GENERAL WASHINGTON BOWIE (CT828) by COLT
This Colt Washington Bowie Knife is as amazing as the General it commemorates! It has a Stag Handle with a Clip Point Damascus Steel Blade! The Colt Washington Bowie measures 15 3/4 inches overall and features a 10 1/2 inch clip point damascus steel blade with three brass star inserts. The extremely comfortable and ergonomic crown stag handle and gold star insets give this blade a unique early American appeal. The handle is secured between a hefty Damascus guard with beautiful brass spacer stripes and a solid brass pommel. Included is an embossed brown leather belt sheath which is stitched and equipped with a brass snap and leather strap to keep your blade safe and secure.
• Overall Length: 15.75"
• Blade Length: 10.5"
• Blade Material: Damascus Steel
• Handle Material: Stag Horn
• Handle Length: 9 1/2"*
• Weight: 32.8 oz
* Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece due to the natural handle material.
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S STARS - Since his death, George Washington had been listed on the United States Army rolls as a retired lieutenant general which was represented with 3-stars. During the American Revolution, George Washington was not answerable to the Continental Congress (or its President) and actively commanded with complete authority all branches of military forces within the United States. In this respect, he had the same authority as a General of the Armies of the United States, although he never held that exact title in his lifetime. Washington retired as a lieutenant general (three stars) and, as a result, was technically outranked by later four and five-star generals and admirals of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.
In recognition of Washington's permanent place in United States history, on March 13, 1978, he was posthumously promoted to the full grade of General of the Armies of the United States, with effective date from July 4, 1976. The promotion was authorized by a congressional joint resolution on January 19, 1976 which recommended Washington's promotion. It further declared that no officer of the United States Army should outrank Washington on the Army list.