Iconic example from the Frontier explorations which followed the Civil War. C.1865-85. Blacksmith made with heavy 8 ¾” clipped point blade forged from a file. Forged iron ferrule and hand carved wood grip. Classic beaver tail form and type which was traded to Indians as well. Used for butchering and fleshing hides as well as light wood work in place of a tomahawk. Untouched example exuding the character and culture of the early western frontier.