BRASS BARLOW POCKET KNIFE – According to tradition, the Barlow knife appeared late in the 17th century when the maker wanted to give extra strength to an otherwise very basic tool. The heavy brass bolsters with their incised decorative lines, mark this as a quality pocket knife. The true bone scales round out the handsome appearance of this knife. Open length 8 inches. See SBLA page 242, figure 33.K for a similar design. #KNBB $8.00 each
LAGIOULE KNIFE – This is an inexpensive copy of a traditional knife from the south of France. Although this specific knife cannot be documented to the 18th century, the blade style can be found in many archeological digs with French provenances. The bolsters are brass and the scales (handles) are white bone. Note the decoration on the front part of the spring (shown below the knife) which represents either a fly or a bee, depending on what legend you care to pick. You will also note that the blade has small decorative notches. Opened, the knife is about 8 inches long. #KNLAG $8.00 each
FRICTION KNIFE ~ This is a very early knife which has no spring and depends solely on the friction of the beech wood handle to keep the blade safe. When using the knife, one should keep the thumb on the ring to keep the blade from folding up at an inopportune time. Opened, this knife is 9 inches long. #KNFR $12.00 each.
LOCK BLADE POCKET KNIFE - A well made knife suitable for scrimshaw, if you are so inclined. Steel liners with polished white bone scales. This style is similar to some early French styles. About 9 inches long open. #KNLO $14.00 each
PATCH or PARING KNIFE - This is a knife made from carbon steel with wood scales (handles). It is not an exact copy of a specific knife, but it has characteristics of early colonial period knives with the decorative partial piercings just forward of the scales. It measures 8.5 inches long. If you want the blade to remain pristine (no rust), it is recommended that you keep it oiled and NOT stored in it's sheath. As can be seen, the sheath supplied is not period correct, but it should suffice until you can find a proper one. #KNPC $12.00
AX - Here is a "primative" ax in a style in use for hundreds of years. It is fashioned like many tomahawks, with the simple egg shaped eye where the handle is inserted from the top. This drop forged ax weighs 3-1/2 lbs. The blade is 5-3/4 long and the whole thing is just shy of 8 inches long. We have custom made handles available. See the handle section below. See CENC .... page 25 for numerous axes of this pattern. #CFA6 $25 each
AX - We offer recycled 3-1/2 lb axes of the American (or Jersey) pattern with correct straight hickory handles installed. This pattern is uniquely American and can be traced back at least to the mid-18th century. However, we have learned that the British forces were not averse to using this style ax. The sloop INDUSTRY, sunk in 1764 carrying supplies to troops in Florida, contained many similar pattern axes, apparently made by a New York blacksmith. See AMERICAN AXES by Henry Kaufmann and CENC 26, row 8. #CFA3 $38.00 each


FOUR POUND AX - We offer a primitive ax head made in a centuries old style, which is very similar to the one shown on the cover of Henry Kaufmann’s “American Axes”. The 4 lb. head is forged from quality steel and has an egg shaped, tapered socket or eye which accepts the handle through the top like many tomahawks. No wedges are needed. The photo shows the ax with black paint (as they are supplied) and with the paint removed so you can see the fine finish. Handles are no longer available. We recommend that you whittle down a pick mattock handle from your local hardware store. #CFA5 $22.00 each

SHOVEL & SPADE - After many years of research, we are able to offer authentic styled entrenching tools at a reasonable price. See CENC, page 268 for sample period tools. The main feature of these tools that differentiates them from most modern made ones is that the blade is almost parallel to the handle. Size of both tools is 8 by 10 inches, excluding the socket. These tools will hold up to rigorous work. Furnished without handles, which are available separately. Pointed Blade Shovel #SVL3 or Square Blade Spade #SPD3 $29.00 each

PLANTER'S HOE -This round shouldered large hoe is typical of many excavated specimens dated to the earliest colonial period. Modern forging of high quality steel. Size is approximately 8 inches in height by 7 inches wide; weight is about 2 pounds. Furnished WITHOUT handle. See below for handles. See TUTR, page 146, Type C for an illustration of a similar hoe #HOE2 $25.00
  HOE HANDLE - Commercial handle to fit above hoe or any similar hoes with a 1 inch eye. About 54 inches long, with no permanent markings in the wood. (Not illustrated). #CHHH $13.00 each
FASCINE KNIFE - Also known as a bill or bill hook. This ancient British design is handy for cutting light brush or kindling. Fascines were defensive constructions made of brush, hence its American military name. It has both a straight and a curved cutting edge. Measures 18 inches long and weighs a bit less than 2 lbs.See CENC, page 118, figure 4. Check for availability. #FAS2 $45.00 each
FASCINE KNIFE SHEATH - For FAS2 above. Our own uniquely designed handmade heavy black leather sheath opens from the side, making a very compact unit. Natural fiber rope sling. #SHF2 $22.00 each
AMERICAN MUSKET TOOL - Designed by Washington's Quartermaster General, Timothy Pickering. Two screwdrivers, pick and a thick edge that may be used to chip worn flints back to sharpness. The pick is handy for tightening Charleville jaw screws.  See SKBK page 36. #MUTP $12.00 each
BRITISH MUSKET TOOL with BORE WIPER - Reenactors of the French & Indian and Revolutionary War periods can now have a good replica of the tools used in cleaning and maintaining their Brown Bess Muskets. Based on excavated samples from Saratoga and Hubbardton, the most up to date research has determined that the third leg of the triangular tool was made with threads to carry the bore wiper safely and to minimize chances of its loss. This tool as shown is made of steel with the threads being
10-32 to match the threads of the bore wiper which is attached. The bore
wiper has a maximum base diameter of 5/8 inch so it will fit smaller .69
calibre bores as well as the standard .75 calibre. # BTOOLC $24.00 each

BORE WIPER - The bore wiper described above can be purchased separately. #MBW4 $12.00 each

  AX HANDLES – Prior to the middle 19th century, most ax handles were made without the curve as is normal for axes made today. We currently offer the below correct straight handles as follows: commercially made varnished handle to fit CFA3 above. Wood wedge is included. #AXH3 $11.00 each; handle made to fit our old English made oval eyed felling ax (which is no longer made) #AXH1 $12.00 each. Custom made hickory handles for our CFA6 Ax. We have these made with NO finish so you can aplly your own linseed oil or varnish if you prefer, #AXH6  $15.00 each
BROAD AX HANDLE - This hickory handle comes to us 36 inches long with a 15 degree offset. However, unless for some reason you want the long length, we cut them to a more appropriate 22 inches. May require some work with a rasp for a good fit. We supply wood and metal wedges. #BRAXHA $13.00 each
HANDLE FOR SHOVEL & SPADE - Commercially made varnished American hickory 43 inch long straight handle. Can be made into traditional T-shaped handle using our instructions. #HDL3 $11.00 each
MALLET - For pounding in pegs and stakes, you can't do better than our mallet. Currently, we are shipping a period carpenter's mallet. Being gentler than metal, your wood stakes and pegs will hold up longer. The head is about 4 by 6 inches, with a 10 inch handle. Weight is 2 lbs. #MALL35 $13.00 each
BELT AX (Tomahawk) - Here is a well made hand forged steel tool and weapon. The 14 ounce head is about 7 inches long, with a steel bit inserted into the softer head. See similar "round poll hatchets" on page 261, SBLA. Furnished with a 19 inch long hickory handle. Replacement handles available below. #BLTAX1 $22.00 each

  HANDLE FOR BELT AX - (not illustrated) Made from highly desirable American hickory, which is very tolerant of hard use in all types of striking tools. Handle is 19 inches long and fits our belt ax and many others as well. #BAXH1 $5.00 each

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