: 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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Item specifics Seller Notes: I have looked at a lot of museum knives, reviewed lots of early newspaper ads, and read many of the fur trade records. The pattern was a favorite among the Indians because it was relatively less expensive than the standard butcher knife. Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Although any knife could be used for skinning an animal, these knives were designed or modified to allow more rapid removal of skin from the carcass while minimizing risk of damage to the hide.

I would refer you to the Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook for more information. Butcher Knives or Scalperswere cutleryy rigid one piece knife. Add to cart to save with this special offer. We do have a number of original knives in museum collections. See Details – opens in a new window or tab.


This type of knife came into widespread use by the buffalo hunters following the Civil War. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.

If you Buy It Now, you’ll only be purchasing this item. Gene Hickman is a member of the American Mountain Men. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Cancel reply Leave a Comment. All of these were family businesses. Select a valid country. The Gunsmith of Williamsburg. Cutleryy Scalper is the name given to a particular style of butcher knife.

Fur trade cutlery sketchbook

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. 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 cutlefy totally different company.

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This knife is another variation of the butcher except the tip is swept up far more than the standard butcher.


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. Trap springs may well have provided source material for emergency fabrication of knives in the mountains as well. Add to watch list.

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Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook

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 cutleru the upper edge as well. Knives of the Fur Trade part 2. There are 1 items available. Below is an image showing a scalper, a butcher and a Bowie knife. No additional import charges at delivery! Butchers 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.

The knife-making guilds of Sheffield manufactured a product of superior and sktchbook quality. Forest’s Auctions forestbassplayer United States Special Attributes: I think that Carl P.

In which the back of the blade ran straight to the tip. There are a lot of guys that know more about knives than I. Sell now – Have one to sell? Email with any questions with shipping or if you need extra time to pay.