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This beautiful old knife was made in Greenfield, Massachusetts by the old Nichols Brothers company and as you can see by its blade stamping it's one of their oldest pieces. This is truly a knife to get excited about dating to the later 1800's but offered here in still perfectly usable condition. It's a style that has been known alternately as a buffalo skinner, a lamb-splitter, a breaking knife and probably a few others, but no matter what you may call it it's the knife you want to reach for when you only want to reach once.It's a style and size, though, that was widely carried by buffalo hunters in the years immediately following the Civil War, and it is of that 19th Century lineage. It's also remarkable for its condition, which is excellent, and in one key way it's BETTER than new, having been professionally edged for this sale by the good folks at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business. As such it's FAR sharper than when it was brand new and guaranteed to THRILL. It is even more beautiful than the digital photos make it look, even though it looks pretty good already!
Its large curved carbon steel blade was hand-forged with a tapered tang, hafted with 6 iron pins onto beautifully grained boxwood handle scales that are as warm to eh hand as they are easy on the eyes. Though it has some considerable collector value, it would be a shame not to use it, if you're able. Hand-forged carbon steel blades of this vintage can hold a razor's edge like no other and it can still do more than its share of butchering game or livestock. Hunters LOVE these for use in jointing game in the field for ease of carry-out. Comes with 11.5" blade (16" overall length) that is 2-1/8 wide at its widest, and weighs in at a very impressive 18.4 ounces.
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We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "FINE Antique NICHOLS BROS.Buffalo Skinner/ Lamb Splitter Butcher Breaking Knife" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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