[QUOTE=trenchwarfare]Although I feel that the knife was misrepresented, calling it a "Civil War Bowie" the knife itself, could date from that period.
I must aggree with you on it being WW1-2 but in no way can it date from the civil war. The knife itself is a French chefs knife and it could be as old as 1900-18 but thats it. The scabbard is either WW1-2 vintage it looks like someone threw this together in their garage plus the screws in the hilt would not have been used during the civil war they would have used rivets that would have been peened over.
I see that the seller has now updated the description and has removed the civil war reference