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An American dagger by Windlass Steelcrafts, based on originals from the period of the American frontier. To survive in the wild, a pioneer needed nothing more than a good knife, like this so-called 'Arkansas toothpick'. With this knife, men fought and killed wild animals on long journeys to trade posts. Arkansas knives were simply designed, sturdy, heavy and with a wide spear-shaped blade. Because of this blade shape, one could give strong thrusts with the knife and defend themselves against mountain animals like lions. The knife fits well in your hand and has a coffin wooden grip with brass details. The semi-sharp blade is made of tempered 1080 carbon steel and has a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A perfect knife for American reenactment. If you sharpen the blade, you can also use it for practical purposes.
Material: 1080 carbon steel
Edge: semi-sharp (0,9 mm)
Length: 48,2 cm
Length blade: 35,5 cm
Steel thickness: 4 mm
Width blade: 4 cm
Grip length: 7,8 cm
Length cross-guard: 9,4 cm
Point of balance: 5 cm under cross-guard
Weight: 514 grams
Including leather scabbard
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 1000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."