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Hand-made Utility Knife with Hand Guard and Oak Handle

Artist Unknown

About The Hand-made Utility Knife with Hand Guard and Oak Handle

This tool was prized and maintained with singular respect.

Salvaged spring steel, brass or bronze bar, oak and steel wire or nails were used to create this practical and pleasing to look at implement.

Spring steel for the blade was forged and filed to create the wide, tapering blade with a long tine, in one piece.  Thickness of both blade and tine taper outward from placement of the brass hand guard, which consists of a hammered bar, cut to shape and pierced to slide over the tine, prior to applying the handle.  

The oak handle or grip is carved of a single piece.  A single saw cut, four fifths the handle length, was made for securing the blade to this grip.  The tine and handle were each pierced in two places where brass wire posts were driven through and hammered on each end, riveting everything securely.

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Gallery Price $350.00

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Description

This tool was prized and maintained with singular respect.

Salvaged spring steel, brass or bronze bar, oak and steel wire or nails were used to create this practical and pleasing to look at implement.

Spring steel for the blade was forged and filed to create the wide, tapering blade with a long tine, in one piece.  Thickness of both blade and tine taper outward from placement of the brass hand guard, which consists of a hammered bar, cut to shape and pierced to slide over the tine, prior to applying the handle.  

The oak handle or grip is carved of a single piece.  A single saw cut, four fifths the handle length, was made for securing the blade to this grip.  The tine and handle were each pierced in two places where brass wire posts were driven through and hammered on each end, riveting everything securely.

About the Artist

"Unknown artist" is appropriate when a work of art is unsigned and a supported opinion about who made it is not available (on Savvy Collector).. "Attributed to" precedes the name of an artist when information suggests that it likely was made by that artist (on Savvy Collector).

Medium Spring steel, brass, oak, steel wire
Size Overall length is 13 5/8". Blade is 8 1/8". Handle is 5 1/2" length, at widest 1 5/16". Guard is 2 3/4" X 7/16". Maximum blade width is 1 1/2".
Date of creation 19th century
Condition Excellent. No cracks in handle or problems with blade, which can still be sharpened and hold a good edge. Wear is appropriate and attractive.
Provenance Donated to Halo Non-Kill Animal Rescue based in Phoenix, AZ
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