An original 19th Century US Green River Mountain Man Knife. These knives were a favourite choice among the early Mountain Men. The Green River knives were made originally made in Greenfield, Massachusetts by J. Russell and the factory was started in 1832-34 to make butcher and kitchen knives. Over 60,000 Russell Green River knives per year were manufactured and shipped to the West for many years. The knife comprises a polished wooden grip that has decorative grooving to the edges. The grip is held together with a brass rivet and steel pins. The blade is of a type that was used primarily for scalping animal skins – this was the main purpose for these knives. The blade is marked “GREEN RIVER” and there is also some partial lettering that appears to read “….CELEBRATED…”. The condition of the knife is very good for its age and the blade has a good age toning. The grips are undamaged and in fine shape. Blade length is 5 inches (9 inches overall).
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