This antique knife was handled in antler with a brow tine being used for a guard. It is pinned with iron pins, the front pin being peened over a copper washer. The broken commercial trade butcher type blade is of the early taper tang variety. The break occured directly on the makers stamp, apparently due to over tempering.
Please look for more information about this important antler handled trade knife and how the copy of it was made in the upcoming Jan/Feb issue of Muzzleloader Magazine.
For more information please contact the folks at Scurlock Publishing.
Copy and photos supplied by T.C. Albert.