PLEASE NOTE: We take our photos in natural light outdoors and as a result there are sometimes reflections or shadows or glare shown in the blades. In person none of these exist; we will say so in the description if it may be otherwise. Please read our Terms below for details.Known alternately as a buffalo skinner and a lamb-splitter, it's the knife you want to reach for when you only want to reach once. I assure you, whatever it is that you may need to divide in half with it, will be permanently divided in half on the first try. FIshmongers also used these extensively, and it is no coincidence that this knife has a somewhat shark-shaped profile.
The hole in the blade was useful for hanging on a nail or hook, but the sellers of these were not unaware of the figural fish appearance it gave the piece. It's a style and size, though, that was widely carried by buffalo hunters in the years immediately following the Civil War. I doubt that it dates back quite that far, but it's certainly of that lineage, and, as evidenced by its oak handles and overall patina, it was made LONG ago. Condition is excellent and in one very key way BETTER than when it was new, having been professionally edged for this sale by the good people at Ross Cutlery in downtown Los Angeles, the best in the business--guaranteed to THRILL. Its large curved carbon steel blade was hand-forged with a full tang, brass-riveted over its full tang with solid beechwood handles.The entire piece is beautifully weathered and it just begs to be held. Though it has some considerable collector value, it would be a shame not to use it, if you're able. Carbon steel blades of this vintage can hold a razor's edge like no other and I have little doubt it could still do more than its share of butchering of game or livestock. Its oak handles are as warm and comfortable in the hand as they are easy on the eye. Comes with 12.25" blade (19" overall length) that is 2.75" wide at its widest, and runs almost 3/16" thick along most of its length. Weighs in at a very impressive 27.7 ounces. Handle has no cracks, chips, looseness or damage to wood at all--just superb in every way. If you're simply collecting such items, you're in luck--this is a rare opportunity to add some authenticity and quality--not to mention SIZE--to your collection. And don't listen to the anybody: SIZE. Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it. All items come from a smoke-free home.
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WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file.Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! The item "MASSIVE Antique SIMCO Buffalo Skinner/Lamb Splitter Butcher Knife RAZOR SHARP" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.