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Forged Long Knife (18th Century)

Sold: $275

This knife was imagined as the belt weapon of an 18th century settler or Indian, based on the form of a gunstock war club. The heavy hidden-tang carbon steel blade has a straight spine and a textured forged finish. The grip is carved from curly maple, with an integrally-cast lead bolster, a common period decoration and method of attaching the grip to the blade. Three domed brass tacks are set into each side of the grip. The wood is stained with Aqua Fortis and finished with hand-rubbed oil, and a leather lanyard is attached.

The heavy-grained soft leather sheath is done in the style of an eastern tribe neck knife, but designed to be pushed through a belt or sash. The edges are decorated with bone beads, and brass cones with red horsehair adorn the front face.

The sturdy blade is 10” long, 1.5” deep and a full 1/8” thick. The overall knife length is 17”.

Also pictured: Presentation Gunstock Warclub with Bleeding Heart Cutout

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    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect
    Tucson, Arizona
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