A Southern knife decorated in pewter. it was made in Eastern Tenn or Western North Carolina. It measures 12 1/2” long with a thin flexible skinning blade. The pewter stretches back 3 1/2” inches. The pattern is called Deer Hove, the wood is Black Walnut. Fantastic job of shaping and pouring the Pewter. There is a Tear Drop on the end. Whomever made it must have made some find rifles with Pewter poured Muzzle Caps. The blade is uncleaned and has correct patination.
Copy and photos supplied by Steve Boyleston.