American frontier dagger

Often called an "Arkansas toothpick", these classics were big enough to ward off unruly beasts, both on the trail and at the local trading post. A staple of 19th century America (once you got away from the weast coast, anyway). James Black, the innovator of the Bowie knife, is also credited with inventing the Arkansas toothpick. These were long heavy daggers with double edged straight blades, as opposed to the slightly curved and mostly single-edged and clip-pointed Bowie. 1085 high carbon steel blade with a coffin shaped handle, brass fittings, and a matching sheath.

length: 19"
blade: 13 3/4"
blade width: 1 9/16" at guard
blade width: 7/8" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 4 3/4"
wood grip: 3"
guard: 3 3/8"
weight (dagger): 1 lb 0.7 oz
weight (dagger and sheath): 1 lb 4.6 oz

Price: $110

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