Please read our Terms below for details. PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. As I continue to sell off my collection this knife will be especially painful to part with. It originally belonged to my brother-in-law, who was for many years an avid living history re-enactor involved with many rendezvous and mountain man portrayals.
There's no way of knowing its exact origins but its inlaid bolster design sure does suggest a Swedish influence, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was made by some local blacksmith or enterprising handyman in Sweden or in the USA of Swedish descent, many pockets of which clustered around the northern Mid-West, which is where the knife was originally obtained. In terms of its quality of materials and craftsmanship, this knife has got just about everything going for it one could ask. Blade is hand-forged carbon steel, stiff and sturdy with zero flex--and wickedly sharp. Handle is a work of the cutler's art, made with inlaid bolstering, reinforcing this critical juncture where blade meets handle. Most striking about it in my opinion is its smooth and solid handle made of some kind of hardwood (probably birch), found here in excellent condition throughout.
It's all been executed perfectly with both blade and handle rubbed smooth and silky by time and touch. If you need something for hunting, this knife will still make fast work of dressing game in the field, if called into duty.I've used it for field-dressing muledeer and it's superb. If you're someone involved in living history of the fur trade era or just shooting black powder, this will make an exceptional piece of eye-candy for your next rendenzvous and can cut patches from dawn to dusk. And, of course, if you'd just like to display something unique and fine in a collection or on your trade blanket, it still comes up paydirt. Measures 10.25" long with a 5.5" blade but by any measure this is a great old knife that you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom. Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage.
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The item "FINEST Antique Fur Trade Bolstered Fur Trade Hunting Skinning Knife withSheath" is in sale since Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.