Reproduction of Carrigan Knife
This knife on display at The Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, was given to Augustus Garland of Washington, Arkansas by his step father, Judge Hubbard, in 1853.
When he was the U.S. Attorney General under President Grover Cleveland. Garland brought the knife to a cabinet meeting and exhibited it to President Cleveland and the cabinet members.
Several authorities believe that this, and other very similar knives, were made by James Black in Washington, Arkansas, and that Black may have originated this guardless, coffin-handled Bowie design.
Garland later presented the knife to Arkansas Senator James K. Jones, and it passed down through his family to Steve Carrigan, Jr.
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