This weeks post is a custom order belt or long knife
with a blade that is over 9 inches long.
The spine is 3/16" thick and the handle is aged bone
with steel pins.
The sheath was hand stitched and made to wear high
on the belt and cross drawn.
Knives similar to this not to long ago in American history
were worn on many belt, or tucked behind a sash
and i am sure swung through a sheath on many a saddle
A piece like this can be used hard in the woods or
around camp but still provide a fine cutting tool
in the kitchen.
Last trip into the foothills of the woods, I took some decent
photos. Some were of a hawk. Hope you enjoy them.