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The reproduction small FrenchTrade Knife was something I wasn't really looking for. But it was small and had a nice design and piercing. Similiar ones can be found on The Track of the Wolf for the $40 range. But what was really unique was the Indian Bearded sheath that someone has made for it. The workmanship is exceptional and it is even lined in elk...It is meant to be hung from the neck...


 

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You can "dress" sinew with those piercings on that blade. That's about all my trade knife is good for... :lol:

That sheath is mighty fine! Beadwork is sooo tedious. You really should do some yourself to fully appreciate the time it takes! I'm certain that design is from the plains- Comanche? - far away from the western foothills of Maine.

I have several crude buckskin neck sheaths for patch knives and a little SD dagger with a kydex sheath on a neck chain. The only problem is that I can't stand the feel of a bulky or heavy object dangling from my neck on a rope or chain, so it never stays there for long! Fear of hanging? :lol:

Here's a photo of my similar-looking trade knife - without the nice sheath:


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Great pic xtm,

Looks to be of a French Trade pattern, but I'm easily fooled...I like it alot. They make great general purpose knives for around camp. The carbon steel blade holds a great edge, too!

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I'll put this up again... it got lost yesterday!

One of the "Green River Pattern" skinning knives that are very inexpensive:


I re-shaped the handle to be more comfortable and browned the blade to discourage rust. It stays with my other butchering knives because the swept back blade and drop point makes it so handy and effective for quickly peeling a hide.

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