This is an extra unique railroad spike knife in that it has a Rocky Mountain sheep skull hand-tooled on the twisted hilt. The fully detailed Dall ram's head is modeled after a hunting trophy, and makes this very extraordinary! Made to order by a professional metal and leather smith. 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 bleeder groove in the blade for easy of use while hunting. This comes complete with a custom made black leather sheath hand-tooled with another beautifully designed big horned sheep skull for the ultimate hunting knife or survival tool set. As an extra special bonus, it also comes with a matching steel display stand created from another antique railroad spike to hint to the humble origins of the knife while showcasing it as a great conversational piece. Big horn mountain sheep tracks are an added decoration on both the stand and the sheath, making this a gift set sure to be treasured for a lifetime.
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. Create a fully functional piece of art by placing it on display with the included matching railroad spike stand.
Hand Forged Custom Made in the United States of America using 100% USA materials by an American Master Craftsman, John Jones. The knife you receive will be similar to, but not identical to the one pictured. Measuring about 9" long, with approx 5" blade, and weighing around 8 ounces in solid steel.
The perfect gift idea for trophy hunting enthusiasts, sheep ranchers, mountain cowboys, Native American 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 matching sheath and stand. 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. Our stands are polished and custom carved to match your knife and expertly hold the knife it is made for, while still closely resembling the railroad spike beginnings of both knife and stand.
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: Dall Ram Skull, Twisted Steel
Blade Details: 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 approx 9" long, with about 5" blade
Native American Animal Type: Rocky Mountain Sheep Head
Matching Display Stand Too!: Antique Railroad Spike Custom Carved Holder
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