The following year, Yellowstones superintendent proudly reported to Washington that the herd, under the immediate charge of Mr. Jones, is doing exceedingly well. Jones held the post for five years, but collected and bred buffalo for years afterward. This, along with his exploits in Africa (where among other feats he lassoed lions), made him a celebrity. Besides Hubbard, Grey and Roosevelt, his circle of friends included hide hunter William F.
In 1883, in the area of North Platte, Nebraska, Cody founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West, a circus-like attraction that toured annually.  Contrary to the popular misconception, the word show was not a part of the title.  With his show, Cody traveled throughout the United States and Europe and made many contacts. He stayed, for instance, in Garden City, Kansas, in the presidential suite of the former Windsor Hotel.He was befriended by the mayor and state representative, a frontier scout, rancher, and hunter named Charles "Buffalo" Jones. Their friendship lasted until Buffalo Bill's Passing in 1917. This bowie knife was given to Buffalo Jones shortly after Buffalo Bill met his new friend. Buffalo Jones was very influential in Kansas and was a beneficial ally to Buffalo Bill and his Wild West. The knife itself is a Sheffield bowie knife made by "JONATHAN CROOKES SHEFFIELD". The firm began manufacturing knives in 1780. Blade etching is still quite bold and beautiful but the knife blade is in need of a good polishing, the oxidization has tarnished its surface especially around the etched areas. Beautiful knife is great condition. The item "Old Buffalo Bill Wild West Sheffield Knife Given To Buffalo Jones 1886 Kansas" is in sale since Wednesday, June 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "deweycheathamandhowwe" and is located in Bristol, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.