GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES

An unusual piece for the American Revolutionary War / Colonial Americana enthusiast, this massive blacksmith wrought knife is reminiscent of the classic period hook bill fascine knife best known for Rev. War military use (see: COLLECTOR'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Newmann & Kravic ) except that the cutting edge on this variation is on the opposite side than the typical hook bill. With clear evidence of originality this knife measures approximately 20 in total length with a 15 inch blade measuring 2 1/5 inches at its widest point. The blade and classic turned maple grip sport a pleasing natural age patina while the iron offers good evidence of hand forging with period use evident by virtue of the unmistakable marks left by the slow turning hand crank or foot treadle stone sharpening wheel. All this is set off by the classic tang pig tail securing the blade to its grip. Whether utilitarian, intended as a weapon, or both this is an outstanding piece of Americana. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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