: Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook: Calligraphy and line drawings by the author, 48 pages. Desribes the knives and swords in Chadron Nebraska’s. Detailed scale drawings of all major types of knives sold or used in the Fur Trade and Colonial times to present century. Over 50 examples from the Museum of. Sketchbook. Front Cover. James Austin Hanson. Fur Press, – Cutlery – 48 pages Bibliographic information. QR code for Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook.

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This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. The Green River Knife was in sketcnbook the knife of choice for the Oregon and California emigrant, buffalo hunter, gold miner, Indian and trapper alike. Sell now – Have one to sell? One thing I learned from them is that until about the s most knives were made by one company and the handles were made and assembled by trrade totally different company.

Important types of knives used or shipped to the mountains included clasp knives, butcher knives, scalpers, bear knives and skinning knives. Good condition with normal age wear, see pics for details and measurements.

Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook

Unfortunately none of these written sources have pictures or detailed descriptions of what the knives really looked like. The pattern was a favorite among the Indians because it was relatively less expensive than the standard butcher knife.

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The skinning knife is one type of specialized knife used for removing hides and skins from the carcass. This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options. Seller information forestbassplayer Knives of the Fur Trade part 2.

James Austin Hanson (Author of Clothing and Textiles of the Fur Trade)

Add to watch list. All of these were family businesses. The Museum of the Fur Trade has a number of knives which I have studied and they also have written knife articles in their Fur Chtlery Quarterly.

Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Citlery or scalpers would be more functional for skinning or cutting meat, whereas a tomahawk or belt axe would be more useful for heavy cutting or chopping.

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Company manufactured knives were equal or superior in quality culery those made at established European cutlery makers such as Sheffield, and at comparable prices. The Bowie Knife had a large heavy blade, which might be as much as 12 inches long.

traee For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Clasp Knives or folding knives jack knives were often used in trade with the Indians.

You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. I think that Carl P. The cost difference was due only to the shape of the blade, being a simpler shape the blade required less effort and produced less waste than the standard butcher pattern which swept up at the tip.


Buy only this item Close this window. See Details – opens in a new window or tab. Although called a scalper, the pattern was no more effective at taking scalps than any other pattern of butcher knife. This amount is subject to change until you make payment.

The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. The Gunsmith of Williamsburg. Finally the Bowie Knife had a guard.

The knife-making guilds of Sheffield manufactured a product of superior and consistent quality. We do have a number of original knives in museum collections. The Green River Works manufactured a variety of butcher and kitchen knives, and the name came to be synonymous with quality.

Watch list is full. Those that responded to me, I found most helpful in what knives they were making in the 19th century, and seemed to know everything about what they were making and where they were going. Although blacksmith manufactured knives of domestic origin were available, these never found widespread acceptance for lack of consistent quality.

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