: 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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Please enter a valid ZIP Code. The Bowie Knife had a large heavy blade, which might be as much as 12 inches long. By the ‘s, the Green River Works was shipping more than 50, blades a year and from to sent more than 60, dozen knives out west. This type of knife came into widespread use by the buffalo hunters following the Civil War. For more information regarding the Green River Works, J.

Sell now – Have one to sell? The knife-making guilds of Sheffield manufactured a product of superior and consistent quality. Seller’s payment instructions We only accept Paypal as payment due to Ebay’s policies. Unfortunately none of these written sources have pictures or detailed descriptions of what the knives really looked like.

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This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. For more information about knives and cutlery see the following references: Cutlsry 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 a totally different company. The pattern was a favorite among the Indians because it was relatively less expensive than gur standard butcher knife.

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This amount is subject to change until you make payment. 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.

Fur Trade Cutlery Sketch Book by James A. Hanson

If you Buy It Now, you’ll only be purchasing this item. The blade would be held in the open or closed position by a spring, however, these were not switchblades. There are 1 items available. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Even though the clothing usually worn by the Western Indian had no pockets, these knives turn up at historical sites everywhere. The Green River Works manufactured a variety of butcher and kitchen knives, and the name came to be synonymous with quality.

The knife had a clipped point, or drop point, which may have been sharpened on the upper edge as well. Item specifics Seller Notes: Knives of the Fur Trade part 2 Next post: Shipping cost cannot be calculated. The company was not started until and it did not manufacture knives until The blade of these knives might be as much as 4 inches long, which would fold into a handle of wood or bone.

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Fur Trade Cutlery Sketch Book by James A. Hanson

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. He is a great person to talk with about the fur trade.

Although any knife could be used for skinning an animal, these knives were designed or modified to allow more rapid removal of culery from the carcass while minimizing risk of damage to the hide. Good condition with normal age wear, see pics for details and measurements.

The figure below shows general naming conventions for the parts of a knife. For additional information, see skdtchbook Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Feminine Fur Trade Fashions.