19th Century Rifleman’s knife reproduction. Sheath is also a reproduction, but from a different knife.
There are any number of knives of this sort in the historic record. They appear to be re-ground from large kitchen knives. Some have a profile similar to this from wear, but several appear to have been deliberately reground to this general shape. Guards vary from almost straight, as this example, to markedly recurved. Suitable for historic recreators from Mountain Men to the Cowboys.
The 9″ blade is 1/4-inch thick, is flat-ground to a ‘zero edge,’ and is made of selectively-hardened 5160 Spring Steel finished with an ‘antique’ patina. The handle is a stag crown with a copper band at the base to prevent splitting. The guard is blued tool steel.
The sheath is 7-8 ounce top-grain leather finished in British Tan, with a central welt featuring hand-cut fringe finished in Mahogany. Solid tubular brass rivets secure the welt and edge.
This knife is now sold.
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