This is an extra unique railroad spike knife in that it has a coiled snake hand-tooled on the twisted hilt, with the scaled design on the blade itself. The fully detailed fangs even serve as a bottle opener! No two are alike, and no where else can you find anything like this! Added details include a tough saw set into the back of the blade, and a fully functioning bleeder groove. This comes complete with a custom made black leather sheath hand-tooled with the same scale design for the ultimate hunting knife or survival tool set. The one you receive will not be the exact one pictured, but will be very similar.
An unusual use for an antique railroad spike: Hand forged by a blacksmith using ancient techniques: a hammer, and a wood fire. Every one is a unique work of art, made from a special high carbon rail nail used for the dangerous curves and switches where higher performance was needed. A great gift for that special man, tough lady, or train enthusiast. Very rustic and primitive, a primal beauty of blackened metal and polished steel. Awe your friends while camping, fishing, or hunting with this rugged knife.
Hand Forged Custom Made in the United States of America using 100% USA materials by an American Master Craftsman, John Jones. Measuring about 11" long, with an approx 6" blade, and weighing around 8 oz in solid steel.
The perfect gift idea for snake enthusiasts, Native American South Western animal lovers, bikers, motor heads, medieval reenactment festival / renaissance faire goers, motorcycle riders, heavy metal fans, and especially the holidays.
Being made of carbon steel, these knives are not designed like modern mild steel or stainless steel blades. A perfect utility knife tool, with a heavy hammer-like handle, saw, and a tough blade, good for a survival situation, or a conversational piece. It will rust if left wet, but polishes up nicely with a mild steel wool or fine grain sand paper. If you buy this knife you are affirming that you are legally able to own this knife in your local state, region, or country, and of the proper age and maturity to handle a razor sharp blade.
This knife does come with a sheath. Our sheaths are made individually to exactly fit the curves and length of your blade, with a special pattern designed to reflect the unique characteristics of your knife or dagger. They are hand-sewn, made with thick grain black cowhide, a belt loop, and reinforced with steel rivets.
Method of Manufacture: Custom Hand Forged by Blacksmith
Brand: John Jones
Base: Steam Train Rail Spike
Original Mining Date: Late 1800s
Railroad Company: Southern Pacific
Sheath Color: Black with Silver Rivet & Button Details
Pommel Detail: Coiled Scaled Serpent, Bottle Opener Fangs, Twisted Steel
Blade Details: Snake Skin Pattern, Saw, Bleeder Groove
Sheath Material: Heavy Gauge Leather (Thick Cowhide)
Hand Crafted: in the USA from US materials
Material: Antique High Carbon Steel
Size: Measuring about 11" long, with an approx 6" blade
Native American Animal Type: North America Snake
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