Ontario Knife Co. Knife Hickory Handle
This is a nice clean old Hickory handled butcher knife with a 6" long blade, 10.5" long overall. It is marked "TRU-EDGE ONTARIO KNIFE CO. MADE IN U.S.A." on the blade, and "OLD R HICKORY" on the wood handle. The rivets are brass and the handle is in very good condition overall. The knife has a nice feel and balance to it, and appears to be of an early vintage with press line running the full length of the blade from the forging process. The edge has not been sharpened for many years, and the blade has a darkened patina on it everywhere. It will need to be sharpened if put back into service. The is a minor knot in the hickory at the end of the handle that shows a minor void in the wood there, otherwise a very nice collectible knife. Ontario Knife Co. was in business for 1889 to 1986 in Franklinville NY. U.S.A.. A nice old kitchen style knife overall!