This one is a William Parker pattern English scalper. Parker was registered as a cutler in Sheffield England in 1761, and supplied some of the scalper type trade knives to the colonies. I made this one with a 7" blade of 01 steel, tapered in both directions from the junction of the stained boxwood grip. The leather wrap is eastern white tail raw hide, secured by raw hide lacing. This is meant to represent a grip repair, or reinforcement. The round indention on the grip is to assist getting a rifle ball started into the rifles muzzle. There is an original example of this in the Madison Grant book. The scabbard is a common center seam type, dyed with vinegaroon, and also having a field repair of deer raw hide. Both items are aged to represent some amount of hard and long use. Hope you enjoy a look.
Very handsome work.
"touch not the cat without a glove"
"Much of the social history of the western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. . ." Thomas Sowell
I like it a lot.
Nothing beats the feel of a handmade southern iron mounted flintlock on a crisp frosty morning
That's a pretty cool knife and sheath. Nice work
Very nice,thanks for sharing....
Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
Sweet, that will hold an edge for long time and will sharpen easy love 01 steel for knives.
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