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French early small trade knife-Chazeau
French pioneer knife,

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Traditional French trade knife. In the early pioneer and explorer days in North America in the 17th and 18th century, both the English and the French supplied sturdy knives to be traded to indigenous peoples and to be used for currency.
Typically these were carbon steel and of simple, utilitarian design that would hold an edge and were easy to sharpen.
They were at home in the camp, hunting or as weapons. The handle on this one is typical French "Hetre" (Beech) and is finished with simple Tung Oil. The sheath or "etui" is made from natural leather with metal fasteners for durability.
These knives are still exported today into the former French colonies of Africa!
Made by Le Thiers Guild member Family
Chazeau Honore. The family Chazeau works together to make traditional French cutlery of the highest quality. Many from this family live above their workshop!. They have been making cutlery in the traditional style since the 1800's.
The Thiers area is home to France's oldest cutlery tradition with many small companies and individual craftsmen dedicated to continuing this 800 year old tradition.
Master Guild Blade Company is proud to bring you the products from several of these special people.
This knife belongs in any outdoor camp, muzzle loader hunting trip or sportsman's collection.
Hang it up along side of a Kentucky Long Rifle or Hawken for correct display.

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