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Rifleman's knife & sheath.........

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The gent wanted something that would fit late 1700's and early 1800's so..........






The hand forged 9 1/2" blade is patterned after an original knife excavated at Ft. Ticonderoga - its made from 1080 hi-carbon steel with file work on the spine. The handle is buffalo leg bone with a deer rawhide wrap and buffalo rawhide end wraps - the main wrap covers a spiraled piece of rawhide for a better grip.

The sheath has an elk rawhide cover over a bark tan core and a brain tan inner cuff at the top as far down as the grip goes . Decoration includes: the elk rawhide cover has been incised carved, there is a quilled and pound beaded braintan cuff, pound beads along the edge of the blade, and two dangles made from whiteheart glass beads, brass cones, and buffalo hair.

The knife balances where you're fore finger will set making it easy handling, but with enough blade weight to do light chopping and other camp shores......


The pouch is for me and is based on those in A. J. Miller's mountain man prints, the horn is an original (1791 and 1825 are scratched on it) - I did the rawhide repairs to make it my user - more on the pouch later since I'm still working on the accoutrements which will include the rawhide covered scent bottle and striker.........

Chuck Burrows

Wild Rose Trading Co



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Its always a pleasure to see your work, and this one is no exception. Great choice of materials and finishes.

George Ezell, bladesmith

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That is a wonderful knife. i love your attention to historical detail. I think the average person would be amazed to know the amount of historical, philosophical, and chemical information that flies around among knife makers. I am continually impressed.


thanks for sharing,


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the knife is a sweet one....great file work......but i really dig your sheath just as much....great job!

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