: Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook: Calligraphy and line drawings by the author, 48 pages. Desribes the knives and swords in Chadron Nebraska’s. Detailed scale drawings of all major types of knives sold or used in the Fur Trade and Colonial times to present century. Over 50 examples from the Museum of. Sketchbook. Front Cover. James Austin Hanson. Fur Press, – Cutlery – 48 pages Bibliographic information. QR code for Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook.

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Butchers or scalpers would be more functional for skinning or cutting meat, whereas a tomahawk or belt axe would be more useful for heavy cutting or chopping.

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Fur Trade Cutlery Sketch Book by James A. Hanson

All of these were family businesses. Sketvhbook item – opens in a new window or tab. One thing I learned from them is that until about the s most knives were made by one company and the handles were made and assembled by a totally different company. Trap springs may well have provided source material for emergency fabrication of knives in the mountains as well. Knives of the Fur Trade part 3 by redfeather on February 8, Knives of the Fur Trade part 2. Good condition with normal age wear, see pics for details and measurements.

Back to home page. The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. Will usually ship within 1 business cutley of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. The blade would be held in the open or closed position by a spring, however, these were not switchblades.


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Knives of the Fur Trade (part 3)

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This type of knife came into widespread use by the buffalo hunters following the Civil War. Gene Hickman is a member of the American Mountain Men.

In which the back of the blade ran straight to the tip. The blade of these knives might be as much as 4 inches long, which would fold into a handle of wood or bone.

Knives of the Fur Trade part 2 Next post: Although any knife could be used for skinning an animal, these knives were designed or modified to allow more rapid removal of skin from the carcass while minimizing risk of damage to the hide. I have looked at a lot of museum knives, reviewed lots of early newspaper ads, and read many of the fur trade records.

Fur trade cutlery sketchbook

Even though the clothing usually worn by the Western Indian had fkr pockets, these knives turn up at historical sites everywhere. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The Bowie Knife had a large heavy blade, which might be as much as 12 inches long.


Although blacksmith manufactured knives of domestic origin were available, these never found widespread acceptance for lack of consistent quality. The skinner, as a specific pattern developed from the butcher, even though it has a more radical curve to the blade. If you’d like to get the additional items you’ve selected to qualify for this offer, close this window and add these items to your cart.

There are a lot of guys that know more about knives than I. Clasp Knives or folding knives jack knives were often used in trade with the Indians. For more information about knives and cutlery see the following references: Another source would be to look sketchboom the knife makers in Sheffield, England. Estimated delivery dates – opens in a new window or tab include seller’s handling time, origin ZIP Code, destination ZIP Code and time of acceptance and will depend on shipping service selected and receipt of cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab.

People who viewed this item also viewed. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Butcher Knives or Scalperswere a rigid one piece knife.

Important types of knives used or shipped to the mountains included clasp knives, butcher knives, scalpers, bear knives and skinning knives. The skinning knife is one type of specialized knife used for removing hides and skins from the carcass.