Edge Tools: Chisels, knives, axes, hatchets, swords, etc.
Antique William A. Clark Broiled Beef-steak Kitchen Chopper Knife Tool
Tool Type: Meat chopper
Brand: William A. Clark of Woodbridge, Connecticut
Materials: Steel, wood (rosewood)
Marks: WM A. CLARK PAT'D APR'L 4, 1871 (this is patent #113,260)
Condition: Looks like it's missing a spring, has some pitting and dings
Measurements: 8" long, 6 5/8" edge, 5 1/8" tall
Tool Type: Timber scribe knife or racing / raze knife, unusual folding design
Brand: unknown, looks hand-forged, probably circa late 1800's
Materials: steel, wood (rosewood)
Condition: Dark patina on the blade
Measurements: 4 7/8" long,3 1/2" long handle
Antique Oliver Wendell Holmes Shear Steel Cutlery Set
This set of five butter knives and four 2 pronged forks is made of shear steel and stag antler. It comes in a wooden wall hanging case with an inlaid silhouette of the knife and fork crossed, which has some damage. The knives are marked, "C. CONGREVE SHEAR STEEL." Knives measure 9 5/8" long with 6 1/4" blades, forks are 7 1/4" long with 3" handles. This set originally belonged to Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Tool Type: Timber scribe's knife
Brand: unknown Materials: handle is hardwood, looks like rosewood, forged steel blade, brass ferrule with chased pattern on it
Condition: old tool patina, blade is tight, handle is uncracked
Measurements: 7 3/4" long, blade is 3 1/4" long
RARE Antique Taxidermy Knife from Warren's Anatomical Museum, Boston Mass.
Tool Type: Taxidermy and cadaver knife (actually a horticultural pruning and budding knife but apparently used for taxidermy)
Brand: Warren's Museum
Materials: Steel, stag horn handles, ivory lip
Marks: WARREN'S MUSEUM BOSTON MASS
Condition: signs of sharpening, blades stay firmly open. Some chips on the edge of the bone lip. An extremely rare piece of historical memorabilia from early in the days of Warren's Anatomical Museum (of Harvard Medical School), which was founded in 1857.
Measurements: 5" long closed, blades are 2 5/8" and 2" long.
Tool Type: Wallpaper trimmer or base knife
Brand: I.P. Hyde
Materials: wood, steel, nickel plated finish
Marks: I.P HYDE SOUTHBRIDGE MASS. MADE IN U.S.A.
Condition: nickel finish is pretty worn, some smudges and smears on the handle but no cracks
Measurements: wheel is about 2" diameter, tool is 6 1/2" long overall
Antique Primitive Hand Forged American Crook Hoof Knife
Tool Type: Hook ended crook knife -- Typical of those used by Northeastern native Americans for canoe making, basket weaving, and leather work
Brand: Hand Forged Antique Materials: Wood, Copper, Iron (may be a reforged file or similar tool) Marks: none Condition: Good, nice old patina, can see the evidence of hand forging and carving. An unusual straight handle--most were L-shaped. Measurements: 6" long
Tool Type: 3 blade pocket folding knife
Materials: Steel, delrin
Marks: ULSTER USA
Condition: signs of sharpening, age tarnish, blades still have some snap
Measurements: 3 1/4" long closed, main blade is 2 1/4" long
This vintage tomahawk style throwing axe is stamped "Italy" lightly on one side. Nicely weighted, metal at base of blade is around 3/8" thick. Exactly 14 ounces. Head is 7" long from edge to tip of spike, entire hatchet is 12 1/2" long overall.
This vintage hunting and skinning knife is marked "457" on one side, "EDGE BRAND SOLINGEN GERMANY" on the other. Blade is tarnished, has a very slight wobble. Signs of sharpening. 5 1/8" blade, 9 1/4" long overall.