Spanish Trade Knife

It has been well documented that butcher knives and scalpers were by far the most common knives used throughout the North American Continent, but longer knives were also found in a variety of forms across the American Expanse as well.  Our Spanish Trade Knife is just one example.  Patterned after an original found in Chadron, Nebraska’s esteemed Museum of the Fur Trade, this knife has black buffalo horn handle slabs held in place with three steel rivets, and the handle ends in the rudimentary bird’s beak form often found on knives of the southwest.  This knife is 12 ” in length overall with an 8” blade and is forged from 1095 carbon steel.  Like most knives of the period from 1750-1850, it is thin, measuring no more than 1/8” in thickness across the spine.  Thin blades have two distinct advantages; they are lighter in weight, and they can be honed to a razor’s edge.  Our knife is not a camp knife; it is not intended as a chopper but rather as a slicer.  It will be shipped to you as sharp as any ever carried by Manuel Lisa, Jedediah Smith or Kit Carson.  We’ve dressed up our Spanish Trade Knife just a bit by adding a Spanish notch at the knife’s choil, something that would be period correct for a knife of that time, giving it a pleasing appearance and a touch of uniqueness.   We’ve aged the blade to an overall gray color, but the hardening line on this knife can be easily seen through the patina.  This knife feels good in your hand, almost as if it was a part of you, and when you carry it no matter where you are, whenever you face west and watch the late afternoon sun begin to set, you’ll feel as if the Cimarron Trail is just a little further up ahead around the next bend…

Spanish Trade Knife: ...........$155.00
Sheath: ................................$35.00
Shipping:..............................$10.00

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SPANISH TRADE KNIFE

SPANISH TRADE KNIFE

SPANISH TRADE KNIFE

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