ANTIQUE FUR TRADE BUTCHER PATTERN KNIFE , Circa 1830s-1860s. Early Pattern was used by Native Americans and Frontiersmen throughout the American Fur Trade in the West for the Butchering of Wild Game like Buffalo and Elk and general survival. This Fine Example of English Cutlery is Stamped with a Touchmark of a " English Judge wearing a wig, with the words " FOR YOURSELF" meaning Judge for Yourself with " JOSEPH MILLS 96 SCOTLAND ST SHEFFIELD stamped on the Blade. The touch mark Stamping is highly detailed [Note see images for further detail]. The Knife measures 11 1/4" long overall, The blade measures 7" long.
The handle is in good condition for its age and is very Solid. Overall a Great looking Example of Early to mid 1800s Sheffield Cutlery imported for Trade in the American West. Also has an X carved into the handle please refer to photos. Original Leather sheath in good condition which has native american circular patterns on the leather. An Amazing early knife that is sure to fit perfectly into any collection.
To view my full range of my eclectic eye candy! The item "ANTIQUE 1830-1860S JOSEPH MILLS SHEFFIELD INDIAN FUR TRADE HUNTING KNIFE" is in sale since Thursday, November 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "alienicandy" and is located in Saint Helens, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Uruguay.