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    EARLY FRONTIER OR SKINNING KNIFE - "SHEAR STEEL" WITH SHEATH - ca.1870-90. 11.5" overall with 7" blade. This nice early frontier or skinning knife features the original, wood-lined leather sheath, and is marked "Shear Steel". The "Shear Steel" mark denotes an English maker, most likely a Sheffield firm. The ferrule is brass, and this is an early type of skinning trade knife. The blade has been sharpened through time and has no fresh marks. The sheath has a fine and shiny patina, with wood liners. The style of construction is similar to that of the Norwegian style, which was prevalent on the Northern Plains and up into Minnesota. A fine Plains frontier or skinning knife with an original sheath.

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    June, 2008
    16th Monday
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