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The Cutting Edge / Re: Butcher Knives
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 12:11:48 AM »
There was a large assortment of designs, many fancy.  But from what I've read the type we'd call a butcher knife was the most commonly used.
The Cutting Edge / Re: Butcher Knives
« Last post by 1961MJS on Yesterday at 10:37:25 PM »
Hi Dale
Look up both Jantz Supply and Track of the Wolf for Russel Green River blades that you can glue nice Walnut Scales to.  You cal also buy completed knives at Track of the Wolf.
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: IMR 4831 ??
« Last post by DrummerBoy on Yesterday at 10:24:00 PM »
 the above 210-grain bullet. For instance, 28.0 grains of IMR-4198 powder produced 1,580 fps, 37 fps extreme spread and provided several 75-yard groups that were as good as can be expected from the traditional open sights found on the sample 1876 reproduction.

Maybe you’ve seen this article “Handloading the 40-60” by Brian Pearce..part of a series that goes thru the three “forties” calibers of the repro 1876’s
The Cutting Edge / Re: Butcher Knives
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 10:14:00 PM »
Certainly buffalo hunters carried butcher and skinning knives.
Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by pony express on Yesterday at 09:28:00 PM »
Thanks for the reminder, I just now checked my CCW and it expires in June, this year. Missouri does have "constitutional carry", BUT, having the CCW has some advantages. The list of prohibited places is different when you have the license. Also, there's the reciprocity issue.
As long as I renew before it expires, no need to take the class again. No photo on ours, either.
The Cutting Edge / Butcher Knives
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 08:29:15 PM »
Gentlemen, I know we think of custom made Bowies and such when we think of frontier knives, but would it have been common to carry a regular butcher knife or carving knife as a sheath knife?  I'm thinking I've read somewhere where natives often did this, but how about frontiersmen?
The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Butcher Knife
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 08:10:36 PM »
I carried a roach belly knife for years as camp knife.

Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 08:07:13 PM »
I read just today there is Bill to allow people to carry concealed loaded guns anywhere without permits under legislation endorsed Monday by House Speaker Paul Renner and the Florida Sheriffs Association.
 Dubbed “constitutional carry,” by supporters, the concept behind the bill (HB 543) also has the backing of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
That is, Florida would become the 26th State to allow CCW, no permit needed.
As stated, I just paid the $45 fee to renew mine (at present required to carry concealed) and a fresh mugshot within 30 days it says. No new fingerprints and no requalification are required.
If, and I have little doubt the Bill will pass, I'm quite sure there is no refund, in fact should the Bill pass, you can still get a permit if you choose, anyway.

WE do not have an open carry....
Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by Russ T Chambers on Yesterday at 07:34:00 PM »
Mine expires mid-May, but I'm showing on my calendar my last qual. class was Feb., so I'm going get signed up for the resfresher tomorrow. ours are good for 5 years and reguire a new mugshot and prints. Then they redo the background check.  I think I'll drop the Utah CCW as I have not traveled to any states that it gives me additional access to.
The American Plainsmen Society / Re: Butcher Knife
« Last post by Reverend P. Babcock Chase on Yesterday at 06:59:42 PM »
Howdy N'lander,

What you refer to as "butcher knives" covers a wide range of knives of the type sold by the Green River Knife works. These simple blades with riveted on wooden scales were widely available, with good quality steel. Whether they were considered inexpensive at the time i don't know but I suspect that were considered a good value all things considered. They even had a pattern they called a "hunter" as well as a skinner and I expect other shapes as well. I don't believe they were sold with sheaths accounting for the many interesting variations we see.

Years ago, when I was working for CVA (when it was in CT), we put together a "Green River Knife kit". The first couple of years, the blade, scales and rivets came from the original Green River Works which was still making the same patterns from the 1800's. The prices was $9.95 with a do it yourself sheath! We sold the hell out of them but I haven't seen one in years.

Rev. Chase
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