1870s-90s, from the fur trade which involved the buffalo harvest on the plains as well as trappers in the mountains. New England made. One piece shaped wood grip with three securing rivets. Thick forged 6 1/4" blade with rounded profile edge and terminal. Sharpened right around the rounded point to the back. Attractive frosty brown patina. Used to scrape the fat from the underside of hides, which otherwise would decay, before curing. Very few survive as they were not reusable as utility knives.

Item ID: FNS5506

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