Consider ABOVE: A 6" bolstered "Belt Knife" common in the 18th and early 19th centuries, with center-seam sheath. This knife sports a hand-forged blade of O-1 tool steel, curly -maple scales and brass bolsters and pins.
BELOW: The Hudson Bay Camp Knife: These huge knives were offered by the Hudson Bay Company between 1850 and 1890. Imported from England, they were indispensable to the hunters and trappers of the North for processing large game animals for the camp.
I hand-forged this replica out of 5160 tool steel with a 9.5" x 2" cutting edge, maple scales and traditional riveted and pinned construction. Overall length is over 14 inches
This is THE blade for you 19th Century Northern reenactors.
BELOW: A traditional Finnish-styled Puukko knife with 3.5" blade and wood and leather sheath. Materials: Maple and Ebony woods, elkskin and tool steel.
ABOVE: A traditional Belt-Axe, or "Tomahawk": I handforged this piece with a soft iron body and a tool-steel edge, forge-welded in place. This type of construction was common until the introduction of mass-produced cast steel axe heads. These lightweight axes are great for the reenactor's camp
A Utility Knife, with hand-forged 4.5"O-1 blade, bird's head handle and Harlequin-pattern pouch sheath. These are very useful around the camp......