I love history, I am extremely fond of knives that are made to resemble the tools that Pioneers and Early Americans relied on for every day survival. This genre of knife making takes a lot of research and skill with various materials to accomplish successfully and I am always excited to see a Knife Makers’ work who has gotten it just right!
Ted Taylor has been crafting knives for several years and makes everything from Bowies and Fighters to everyday working knives, but in my opinion Ted does the Period style especially well.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Ted Taylor custom knives
~ Just Received from the Maker ~
At the turn of the century good metal, especially a good knife, was a precious commodity. If a Sabre or Bayonet broke the end was often re-fashioned into a knife. This wonderful Taylor Early American Hunter that Ted has created hearkens back to that time and this piece reflects that of a Bayonet Blade turned Hunting knife.
The handle on this fine piece is Hand Contoured and Aged Elk Horn that have a beautiful, Gnarly Character ~ very well matched on both sides. Also, this one has a Tooled Copper Guard that is secured by Rawhide strips, overall a very Authentic appearance.
The 1095 Carbon Steel blade has been Differentially Heat Treated, given a Flat Grind and Ted has applied an aged Patina for an authentic turn of the century look.
This is a comfortable Taylor Early American Hunter that would fit right in at either a Mountain Man Rendezvous or a modern Deer Camp.
The Thick Custom Leather Belt sheath was also made by Ted. It hold the knife very securely for extra protection. Double Layers on the Reverse, with a Thick Leather Belt Loop
(The color of the Sheath may appear slightly Purple in the pic below, however it is actually a Dark and Light Brown)
Ted really captures the true Frontier flavor with his work.
Check out my Archive of other Ted Taylor Knives ~ HERE