What strikes us as most unusual about this piece, though, is its beautifully sculpted beavertail handle, made from fine rosewood of the highest quality. As you can see, the knife is sharp on one side and has a false edge and a serrated edge at top. Handle is made from a single piece of beautifully-grained rosewood, hafted tightly onto the blade using three old-style pins--full, with no cracks or chips or looseness. While this handle has this unusual beavertail shape, as the photos show, holding the knife in your hand it certainly feels anything BUT unusual. This design, derived from the daggers used by mountain men in America in the early 1800's and traded with Native Americans, is an early attempt at ergonomic correctness and a very successful one at that, since it's easy to imagine getting excellent leverage on every thrust against an opponent with this baby in your grip.Measures 7.75" long with a 4" blade that's hand-forged carbon steel, perfectly sized, with or without the scabbard, for slipping into one's boot or sleeve. Of course, it will make a beautiful addition to any collection, and if you prefer merely to display it, we won't tell! Our store's inventory is searchable using the search field or may be browsed by clicking on categories, with each option found on the left side of the store's homepage. Don't see it or can't find what you're looking for? It's wrong--it's STEALING--and you WILL be turned in to us by one of the legion of our loyal customers, who inevitably see your plagiarism and notify us about it. All items come from a smoke-free home. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you dislike this or find this unfair, PLEASE shop elsewhere; we only want happy customers and it's our feeling that no one should be able to claim dissatisfaction with this policy, since we're stating it up front. It's not an attempt to profit, simply the only way my elderly bones can continue to offer so many items. WE SELF-INSURE using our business policy. I will gladly send you the forms necessary to file.
Late, so again, we ask you in advance to please forgive our humanity. We take customer service very seriously and want to do whatever it takes to meet your needs. If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, we can only urge that you PLEASE shop elsewhere. International packages will be calculated on the basis of a MINIMUM ONE POUND weight. IMPORTANT: After TWELVE YEARS of doing everything we could to hold the line on int'l.If you're not in total agreement with us here or disagree for any reason, again, we can only urge you to PLEASE shop elsewhere. We'd like to sell'em cheaper.. But MY WIFE won't let me!! JOHNSON Sheffield Carbon Steel Beavertail Dag Dagger Knife withSheath" is in sale since Thursday, February 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "ralph1396" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.