Berryb wrote:Don't know if this belongs here. The guy I got it from said it was most likely 1870s-80s, I'm not so sure. Anonymous maker, but I don't think it was the maker's first knife. Steel bolsters and liners. The ring on the end is filed out of the spring. It's ground on one side and flat on the other, like a draw knife or a broadaxe. I think It may be for some carpentry function. The guy I got it from said it was just easier to make that way. Judging from the craftsmanship on this knife I don't think "easy" was real high on the maker's list. Any thoughts?
Bruce, I believe I have a knife that looks like a cousin to yours except maybe a little more crude, like someone was practicing on mine and then built yours. It has the same blade and very similar handle. If I can figure out where I put it I'll post a picture. ___Dave