CLASSIC ORIGINAL TYPE ENGLISH TRADE SCALPER :
This is my standard English scalper blade handled as the originals. Blade is 7 1/8" long by 1 1/8" at the grip. Blade is 3/32" in thickness. The tang is tapered as well as the blade. At present, there is a controversy on whether English tangs were left full thickness, or tapered. I leave the choice to you. It is claimed by some that the English welded a separate soft iron tang to their scalper blades, and thus left them full thickness for strength. The handle is boxwood, or beech, your choice, secured with three iron rivet pins. The handle is oversized as the originals were, leaving a shallow gap on the underside, and extends into the blade area slightly. This is a historically correct styled knife for the serious 18th c. re-enactor, other than having a superior blade of 01 steel. You may have your choice of handle shapes as far as cross section. Octagon as shown, hex/diamond shape, or oval. Some exotic woods, such as Cocabola, Rosewood, and a few others would also be historically correct, and may be ordered in leu of Boxwood or Beech, but may cost a few dollars more depending on their cost to me. The sheath shown is a correct type for these knives, and have a flattened center seam up the back side. They are hand sewn, from 6/7 oz vege-tan tooling leather, and are offered as a plain version with no design work on them, or as shown, in a deluxe version with appropriate period correct tooling designs. Natural brown, or black vinegar/iron stain.
KNIFE : $120.00 -
PLAIN SHEATH : $35.00 -
DELUXE SHEATH : $45.00 -
THE FRENCH BOUCHERON SCALPER IS ALSO AVAILABLE WITH THE ABOVE HISTORICALLY CORRECT FEATURES