This knife combines William Scagel’s esthetic with the robust construction of WW2 combat knives to produce a unique and efficient fighter or camp knife. The 8″ 5160 spring steel blade is 1/4″ thick at the spine. The blade is convex-ground to a zero-edge, and the false-edge is not sharpened.The handle is made with blued mild-steel furniture and a stacked leather-washer handle. The handle is fully sealed against moisture and will be highly resistant to rot or mildew. The knife is 13-1/2 inches long overall and balances at the guard.
This item is provided with a double-welted scabbard reinforced by sold brass rivets. The knife is secured by a leather strap with a hand-turned brass ‘Sam Brown’ stud. The sheath will accommodate belts up to 1-1/2 inches wide.
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The 5160 spring steel blade is 38-78″ long and 2-1/2″ wide at the base. the blade is .337″ thick at the base and tapers to .150″ thick 3″ from the point.
The 8-1/4″ wide guard is forged-to-shape from 1/2″ mild steel and the pommel is also mild steel. The tang has a full-length distal taper from .360″ at the should to 1/4″ at the tip. The handle is 12-5/8″ long, and is made from sandwiched Poplar wrapped in Linen cord and covered in a dark brown leather. This sword has a dismountable construction, and the hilt is secured by a cylindrical 5mm Allen nut.
The overall length of the sword is 54″ and the weight is 4 pounds. the Center of Gravity is 4-1/4″ from the base of the blade.
The sword will be provided with a wooden scabbard covered in green leather.
This is genuinely a two-handed sword in the style of the 15th C., and is very maneuverable in the hands. The blade has a good point feel for thrusting, but don’t think this sword won’t cut! With its super-rigid blade and ‘appleseed edge’ it might surprise you.
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19th Century Rifleman’s knife reproduction. Sheath is also a reproduction, but from a different knife.
There are any number of knives of this sort in the historic record. They appear to be re-ground from large kitchen knives. Some have a profile similar to this from wear, but several appear to have been deliberately reground to this general shape. Guards vary from almost straight, as this example, to markedly recurved. Suitable for historic recreators from Mountain Men to the Cowboys.
The 9″ blade is 1/4-inch thick, is flat-ground to a ‘zero edge,’ and is made of selectively-hardened 5160 Spring Steel finished with an ‘antique’ patina. The handle is a stag crown with a copper band at the base to prevent splitting. The guard is blued tool steel.
The sheath is 7-8 ounce top-grain leather finished in British Tan, with a central welt featuring hand-cut fringe finished in Mahogany. Solid tubular brass rivets secure the welt and edge.
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