: 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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The Green River Knife was in fact the knife of choice for the Oregon and California emigrant, buffalo hunter, gold miner, Indian and trapper alike. The Museum of the Cuflery Trade has a number of knives which I have studied and they also have written knife articles in their Fur Trade Quarterly. A sharpening stone or whetstone would have been a necessary part of the trappers outfit.

Important types of knives used or shipped to the mountains included clasp knives, butcher knives, scalpers, bear fjr and skinning knives. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. My items are usually vintage and used so please examine the pictures for condition and feel sketchnook to ask any questions. The Bowie Knife had a large heavy blade, which might be as much as 12 inches long. Although any knife could be used for uctlery an animal, these knives were designed or modified to allow more rapid removal of skin from ufr carcass while minimizing risk of damage to the hide.


Both white and Indian alike would often regrind the knife so that there was a bevel on only one side to minimize slashing the hide during removal. Good condition with normal age wear, see pics for details and measurements. This knife is another variation of the butcher except the tip is swept up far more than the standard butcher. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. This type of knife came into widespread use by the buffalo hunters following the Civil War.

Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Butcher Knives or Sketchbpokwere a rigid one piece knife. Denver, Colorado, United States. Knives of the Fur Trade part 2. Add to cart to save with this special offer. The knife-making guilds of Sheffield manufactured a product of superior and consistent quality. Sign in to check out Check out as guest. The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart.

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Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Unfortunately none of these written sources have pictures or detailed descriptions of what the knives really looked like. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Sketchgook on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab.

Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Used for light duty cutting. By the ‘s, the Green River Works was shipping more than 50, blades a year and from to sent more than 60, dozen knives out west.

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Feminine Fur Trade Fashions. Back to home page. Watch list is full. Below is an image showing a scalper, a butcher and a Bowie knife.

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I would refer you to the Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook for more information. Buy only this item Close this window. Another source would be to look up the knife makers in Sheffield, England. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program trxde and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Resume making your offerif the page does not update immediately.

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A Scalper is the name given to a particular style of butcher knife. Clasp Knives or skeetchbook knives jack knives were often used in trade with the Indians.

Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook

I have looked at a lot of museum knives, reviewed lots of early newspaper ads, and read many of the fur trade records. Cancel reply Leave a Comment. The skinner, as a specific pattern developed from the butcher, even though it has a more radical curve to the blade. Gene Hickman is a member of the American Mountain Men. Even though the clothing usually worn by the Western Indian had no pockets, these knives turn up at historical sites everywhere.

Butchers or scalpers would be more functional for skinning or cutting meat, whereas sketchboik tomahawk or belt axe would be more useful for heavy cutting or chopping. In which the back of the blade ran straight to the tip.