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  1. Antler Handle Knife 24602

    Antler Handle Turquoise Knife Scroll Engraved Bowie Blade

    Antler Handle Turquoise Knife

    This Antler Handle Turquoise Knife is the smaller brother of the "Big Boy" style of bowie knives but it still packs a wallop! The grip features a dimensionally carved eagle with Turquoise accents. At 5-1/4" long, the high-carbon steel blade is engraved with western style scrolls. Honed to a very SHARP edge, it measures 10-1/8" in total length. The quality, leather sheath was hand tooled and has a slot to thread your belt thru.... Learn More

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  2. Native American Knife Sheath Hand Beaded Leather

    Native American Knife Sheath Hand Beaded Leather

    Choctaw Leather Knife Sheath

    Sheath Only! Knife Not Included!

    This exquisite knife sheath is a genuinely useful and collectible item. This sheath is made of genuine brain-tanned deer hide, which is a Native American technique of tanning that makes leather particularly soft and supple. It is also an expensive quality that has a nice smoked smell. The sheath also has a 6-1/2" beaded tail and two twisted leather fringes reaching a further 3". The sheath feat... Learn More

    Retail Price: $599.99

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  3. Brain-Tanned Deer Hide Native American Knife Sheath Signed Osalita

    Brain-Tanned Deer Hide Native American Knife Sheath Signed Osalita

    Choctaw Indian Deer Hide Knife Sheath

    Sheath Only! Knife Not Included!

    This exquisite knife sheath is a genuinely useful and collectible item. This sheath is made of genuine brain-tanned deer hide, which is a Native American technique of tanning that makes leather particularly soft and supple. It is also an expensive quality that has a nice smoked smell. The beaded Apache Rope-pattern is on the curved side of the sheath< and the beading features ... Learn More

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  4. Antler Handle Knife 24600

    Antler Handle Turquoise Knife Big Bowie Engraved Blade

    Antler Handle Turquoise Knife

    This Antler Handle Turquoise Knife has the powerful presence combined with quality materials & workmanship that you can only find in custom made weaponry. The grip features a single, carved feather with accents of Turquoise. At 9" long, the high-carbon steel blade is engraved with western style flourishes. It's tempered & honed to a very SHARP edge & at 14-3/4" in total length, this weapon is formidable! The leather sheath was... Learn More

    Retail Price: $999.99

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  5. Indian Bone Knife 25166

    Indian Bone Knife Buckskin Sheath Functional Replica

    Indian Bone Knife

    This handmade, Indian Bone Knife would've been a standard weapon for any warrior for both hunting & battle. A wood handle is wrapped with hand dyed buckskin. The business end was shaped & honed from a cow bone. It measures 10-1/2" long. The leather sheath was also hand dyed with traditional decorations of a silver concho, horsehair hank & feather. Total length is 11-3/4". With the fringe, about 8" from top to bottom. Made locally, this is... Learn More

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  6. Antler Handle Knife 24604

    Antler Handle Custom Knife Turquoise Small Bowie Blade

    Antler Handle Custom Knife

    This Antler Handle Custom Knife is built tough enough to withstand daily use but boy...does it ever look good! Made by Winterhawk, a Turquoise stone accents a carved feather with a triple Turquoise inlay at the hand guard. It features a 5-1/4" long, high-carbon steel blade that is engraved with western scrolling & honed to a very SHARP edge. In total, it measures 11" long & comes with a hand tooled leather sheath that's ready to ... Learn More

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  7. Antler Handle Knife 24603

    Antler Handle Bowie Knife Turquoise Small Bowie Blade

    Antler Handle Bowie Knife

    This Antler Handle Bowie Knife is a real beauty & crafted to the highest standard by Lily Winterhawk. The grip features a carved feather, Turquoise inlay & Turquoise capped end. At 5-1/4" long, this smaller size features a high-carbon steel blade that is engraved with western style scrolls & honed to a very SHARP edge. In total, it measures 11-1/8" long & comes with a well-made leather sheath. The hand tooled holder has a slot to ... Learn More

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  8. Turquoise Bowie Knife 24601

    Turquoise Bowie Knife Custom Hand Carved Antler Handle

    Turquoise Bowie Knife

    This awesome, Turquoise Bowie Knife is a collector's dream come true with the added kick of it being totally functional! The antler grip features a hand-carved ram with Turquoise accents at the hilt & end cap. Old west style engraving fills the upper portion of this 9" long, high-carbon steel blade. The tempered metal was honed to a very SHARP edge. This 15" long weapon is really something to see & a real pleasure to hold! Handmade, t... Learn More

    Retail Price: $999.99

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  9. Triple Blade Medieval Gargoyle Stainless Steel Dagger Knife & Wood Display Plaque

    Triple Blade Medieval Gargoyle Stainless Steel Dagger Knife & Wood Display Plaque

    This Medieval Tri-blade Gargoyle dagger is a unique and distinct collectors item! This amazing Stainless Steel blade is a real eye catcher and would be a great addition to any Medieval or Fantasy lover's collection as well as a great decoration for Halloween. Each blade is finely crafted from Stainless Steel into an impressive multi-edged design inspired by Medieval daggers of history and myth. The elaborate Gargoyle handle is artfully fashioned out of metal and copper with intricate detai... Learn More

    Retail Price: $129.99

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  10. Huge Antler Knife

    Huge Vintage Custom Carbon Steel Knife Leather Beaded Sheath

    This impressive Vintage Custom Carbon Steel Knife by William "Wild Bill" Swaggerty is a knife collector's dream! A well-shaped, rustic, bumpy textured handle, carved from a cream and brown elk antler, helps the hand orient the plain cutting edge. This extraordinary knife could be used as a heavy tool for some light chopping or aggressive cutting. This hand crafted steel knife has a large blade and smaller handle, which keeps the weight in the blade. The painted green striped handle o... Learn More

    Retail Price: $1,500.00

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  11. Soft Tan Leather Sheath Wooden Hand Crafted Skinner Knife by Wild Bill

    Soft Tan Leather Sheath Wooden Hand Crafted Skinner Knife by Wild Bill

    This unique Tan Leather Sheath and Skinner Knife was created by the gifted artisan known as "Wild Bill", or ! William Swaggerty, from Quartzsite, Arizona. This wood handle skinner knife features a curved steel blade with plain edges. The wooden handle has been precisely cut with the curvatures of the steel blade for an even flow. This wood steel knife is protected by a 9" x 2" tan leather sheath. The carved wooden, handle measures 3 3/4" by 7/8". The ... Learn More

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  12. Steel Skinner Knife with Saddle Charm by Wild Bill

    Steel Skinner Knife with Saddle Charm by Wild Bill

    This unique Steel Skinner Knife with a saddle charm was created by the gifted artisan known as "Wild Bill", or ! William Swaggerty, from Quartzsite, Arizona. This steel skinner knife features a curved steel blade with plain edges. The wooden handle has been precisely cut with the curvatures of the steel blade for an even flow. This steel knife is protected by a 11 1/2" x 2 1/8" black leather sheath laced with tan thread. The carved wooden, handle measures 4" x 1 1/8... Learn More

    Retail Price: $116.00

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  13. Hand Crafted Custom Steel Turquoise Knife by Wild Bill

    Hand Crafted Custom Steel Turquoise Knife by Wild Bill

    This unique Large Custom Hand Made Steel Knife was created by the gifted artisan known as "Wild Bill", or ! William Swaggerty, from Quartzsite, Arizona. This heavy duty hand made knife features a steel blade with plain smooth edges. The carved wooden handle has a partial tang and a turquoise bolster. A hand cut bolster provides the transition from blade to handle and strengthens and balances this custom one-of-a-kind knife. The fixed blade functional knife is protected by a ... Learn More

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  14. Steel Hand Crafted Turquoise Functional Knife by Wild Bill

    Steel Hand Crafted Turquoise Functional Knife by Wild Bill

    This unique Steel Hand Crafted Turquoise Functional Knife was created by the gifted artisan known as "Wild Bill", or ! William Swaggerty, from Quartzsite, Arizona. This heavy duty hand crafted knife features a steel blade with plain smooth edges. The carved wooden handle has a partial tang and a turquoise bolster. A hand cut bolster provides the transition from blade to handle and strengthens and balances this custom one-of-a-kind knife. The fixed blade functional k... Learn More

    Retail Price: $144.00

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  15. Durable Hand Made Steel Knife by Wild Bill

    Durable Hand Made Steel Knife by Wild Bill

    This Hand Made Steel Knife was created by the gifted artisan known as "Wild Bill", or ! William Swaggerty, from Quartzsite, Arizona. This durable Steel knife features a fat curved steel blade with plain edges. The wooden handle has been precisely cut with the curvatures of the steel blade for an even flow. This custom Made knife has a black leather sheath that is 11" x 2 -1/2". The carved wooden, handle measures 4-1/2" x 1 1/4". The hand crafted steel blade measur... Learn More

    Retail Price: $163.00

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  16. Curved Skinner Knife

    Curved Skinner Hand Crafted Steel Knife by Wild Bill

    This unique Curved Hand Made Steel Skinner Knife was created by the gifted artisan known as "Wild Bill", or ! William Swaggerty, from Quartzsite, Arizona. This durable hand made knife features a curved steel blade with plain edges. The wooden handle has been precisely cut with the curvatures of the steel blade for an even flow. This durable steel knife is protected by a 14" x 3" tan leather sheath laced with tan genuine sinew. The carved wooden, handle measures 5"... Learn More

    Retail Price: $128.00

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Hand Crafted Knives

A knife is a sharp-edged hand –held instrument that consists of a handle attached to a blade. It can be used for cutting as well as a weapon. The origin of the knife dates back to two-and-a-half million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools.

Originally, knives were shaped by knapping or percussive flaking of harder rocks such as obsidian and flint. During the Paleolithic Era, Homo habilis made tools similar to the knife out of wood, bone, and other perishable materials that haven’t survived. Approximately five thousand years ago, as advancement in metallurgy progressed, wood, stone, and bone blades were gradually succeeded by bronze, iron, copper, and steel. The first metal knives were copper knives which were symmetrical double edged daggers that copied the preceding flint daggers. During the middle of the Bronze Age in Europe, the first single-edged knives appeared. These knives replaced daggers, which had actually evolved into swords. Today, modern knives are made from many different materials including such alloys as tool steels, carbon fiber, ceramics, and titanium. There is an active community of modern custom knife makers and collectors such as pocket knife collectors, Indian knife collectors, and inlaid knife collectors, whom often pioneer the use of new materials in knives. Here in the United States, The American Bladesmith Society promotes forged blades whereas the Knifemakers Guild promotes all custom knives.

Dagger

The term dagger which comes from the Vulgar Latin “dacaâ€?, or a Dacian knife, is typically a double-edged blade used for stabbing or thrusting. During close combat, they often fulfill the role of a secondary defense weapon. A tang extends into the handle along the centre line of the blade. Daggers are differentiated from knives on the basis that daggers are intended primarily for stabbing whereas knives are usually single-edged and intended for cutting. Although, most knives and daggers are capable of stabbing or cutting something.

Daggers have evolved out of prehistoric tools. In the beginning, they were initially made of flint, ivory, or even bone and were used as weapons since the earliest periods of human civilization. The first metal daggers appeared during the Bronze Age, in the 3rd millennium BC, which predates the sword, and eventually developed from oversized daggers. Due to its limited reach, the standard dagger would not be very effective against axes, spears, or even maces; therefore, it was an important step towards the development of a more useful close-combat weapon, which later became the sword.

From the very beginning of Egyptian history, daggers were adorned as ceremonial objects with golden hilts and later on were made more ornate and with varied construction. Military and naval officers wore dress daggers as symbols of power, and more modern soldiers are still equipped with combat knives and knife bayonets.

Knives and daggers have always been considered secondary or even tertiary weapons. Many cultures mainly fought with pole weapons, swords, and axes at arm's length, if not already utilizing bows, spears, slings, or other long-range weapons.

Symbolically ambiguous, the dagger is associated with cowardice and treachery due to the ease of concealment and the surprise that someone could inflict with one on an unsuspecting victim. There are many documented assassinations that were reportedly carried out using one. The victims of such assassinations included Julius Caesar, who suffered 23 stab wounds from the irate members of the Roman Senate. Although some individuals believe the dagger symbolizes the determination of an individual to get courageously close to the enemy.

In the 20th Century, daggers achieved public notoriety as ornamental uniform regalia by the fascist dictatorships of Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany, and dress daggers were used by other countries as well, including Japan. As far as its use as combat equipment, the dagger was carried by many infantry and commando forces during the Second World War. British commandos had carried a slender dagger, the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, developed from the knife or dagger used in Shanghai. In the Pacific, the United States Marine Corps Raiders in the Pacific carried a similar fighting dagger, and many others were fashioned for American forces and their allies from cut-down World War I Patton sabers.

Knife Sheaths

Knife sheaths protect the knife, protect the handler from accidents, and keep it convenient. In some states, a knife can only be carried in a knife sheath in order to comply with concealed weapons laws.

Today, knife sheaths are made from a variety of materials and can be worn almost anywhere. Leather knife sheaths still remain popular. A leather knife sheath is durable and wears well; however, it can stretch with age, and it doesn’t fair very well in certain conditions, like exposure to the cold or water. The leather knife sheath is very comfortable to wear, and it’s an excellent material for a Bowie knife or hunting knife as well as a beautiful home accessory to be displayed as home decor.

We feature authentic beaded knife sheaths by Janice Osalita and Judy Shaner. The knife sheaths are handmade from brain-tanned deer hide and include fringe and a variety of different beads in intricate traditional Indian or Native American designs.