REV WAR FASCINE KNIFE

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Item Code: 819-85

The fascine knife was a side arm / tool issued to 17th to 19th century light infantry and artillery. It served both as a personal weapon and as a camp tool for clearing brush and small growth for cutting fascines (bundles of sticks used to strengthen the sides of trenches or earth ramparts protecting the batteries). This knife was purchased at a yard sale in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee in 2012. The owner was an older gentleman whose relatives had found it on the mountain. This was the famous trail that the pioneers used to open up the west, and also where Union and Confederate troops built entrenchments during the Civil War.

Hand-forged iron blade shows light surface rust and pitting. Carved wooden handle has iron rivets attaching it to blade. Handle is slightly loose. Wood has cracks and chips.

Total length of knife measures 17 ¾” long. Blade measures 13” long x 4 5/8” at widest point.  [sl]

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