RICHTIG Hunting Knife -ALFRED CORNISH Sheath/F J R Clarkson Neb/Antique/Old/RAREDetails
1 old 1930's-1940's Richtig hunting knife. This hard-to-find Richtig variation skinning knife is so very rare. The blade is a unique, rare shape. This knife would make an important addition to any collection.
This knife was made by a legend in knife-making. Frank Richtig had a secret steel tempering process that allowed him to slice through railroad spikes and automobile leaf springs. Frank would demonstrate this at county fairs--after slicing a railroad spike or leaf spring, he would slice through a piece of paper with the same knife. Frank earned himself a spot in a 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' magazine in the 1930's. These knives can be used for decades, because of Frank's superior craftsmanship.
This knife measures 9 1/2" overall. The blade itself measures 5 1/4". This Richtig knife is marked on the pommel 'F.J.R. CLARKSON NEB.'.
The previous owner of this 1930's/1940's Richtig skinner had a modern-made "Cornish sheath" made for it. So the sheath is not a major part of this listing--it will go with the knife nonetheless. The sheath is quite nice--the custom leather maker did a beautiful job on it.
This Richtig hunting knife shows both honest signs of carry, and exceptional condition. The blade has only the occasional carbon staining found on carbon steel blades.
This rare variation Richtig hunting knife would make a one of a kind addition to any collection.
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