New Item Sale -- Fur Trade 1800s Dadley”frontiersman Knife with Sheath and heavy 4-1/2” blade

New Item Sale -- Fur Trade 1800s Dadley”frontiersman Knife with Sheath and heavy 4-1/2” blade

$46.00


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Description Details:

American Hunter
History of the Dadley Knife:
The best of these were distally tapered and quite heavy at the choil. Tangs were also tapered. Scales were pinned with 5 iron pins and varied as to types of material....most were wood (hickory or ebony), most were smooth, but some were checkered, and rarely, some were even stag handled. Produced from the early 1850s into the late 1870s or early '80s.
According to James Hanson in his book, FUR TRADE CUTLERY SKETCHBOOK, in the 1860s, the U.S. Peace Commisioners to the Sioux ordered 'Dadley' type knives from Lamson & Goodnow for presents and treaty payments to the Indians.

This Dadley”frontiersman Knife with
Rose wood hardwood handle attached with 7 Brass pins, and featuring decorative work at the choil. Thick Welted Sheath, Knife with its heavy, Stainless Steel 4-1/2” spear point blade, and 1/8" thick spine is the classic “Dadley” shape of the Fur Trade era,

Well suited for an all around hunting or camp knife, it

comes with a decorative, heavy leather sheath. 8-1/2” overall.

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