Thursday, 27 September 2012

Found In Australia. Part Seven.

 There really should not be a need to spend big money on purchasing period correct knives. Most knives off the shelf are not period correct and custom knives can be costly. But second hand shops often sell good butcher knives that make excellent hunting knives. 20th century knives will require a new handle to be period correct, but 19th and 18th century knives are fine as is.
All these knives were found in either a market or a second hand shop with prices ranging from $2.00 to $18.00.

 A French butcher knife.

 Two very similar English butcher knives. The handles are pinned and not riveted which is period correct.
 This blade probably French, was a lot larger than show here, almost twice the size. I reshaped this blade and made and fitted the handle..
 This one is a 20th century knife and not much good as is. The blade is very worn, and the handle is riveted. But the steel is good, and I was thinking of making a jack knife out of it.
 This jack knife has had new bone slab handles fitted.
 English butcher knife with a pinned handle.
This is a great little knife which I presently use as a legging knife. 

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

You're right; good knives can be had very cheaply.