Frontier Style Antler Nessmuk

Product Description for Frontier Style Antler Nessmuk

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85813
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Item weight: 6.70 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.5 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1095 carbon steel
Bolster: Hand-textured and antiqued 1018 mild steel fittings
Handle: Elk antler
Sheath: Frontier-style rawhide sheath with engraved and carved copper dangly
Description: Explorer George Washington Sears, who was born in 1821, lived with Nipmuc Indians and learned skills of wilderness living. He is best known for his writings under the pen name of "Nessmuk", which dated from 1880 - 1890. During this time, he developed the knife pattern which would later bear his name. This pattern is believed by many woodsman to be the perfect knife, even today. The deep belly allows it to be an excellent skinning knife, with the weight brought toward the tip.
The blade was hand forged from 1095 carbon steel, leaving the forge marks in the flat of the blade. Both the edge and clip have been fully sharpened. The stag handle is surrounded by antiqued and textured mild steel fittings. The knife is accompanied by a frontier style rawhide sheath. Exceptional work throughout!

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