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  • ENGRAVING HISTORIC FIREARMS - FINEST EVER!
    ENGRAVING HISTORIC FIREARMS - FINEST EVER! By far the finest book on hand engraving of firearms & other items. The result of painstaking research, practical knowledge & almost 50 years of experience, it is the standard reference for engravers & collectors alike.
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  • CATALOG 30 FOR 2013 - 140 Full Color Pages
    2014 CATALOG 31- 154 Color Pages Mailing week of March 5, 2014!! Be sure to get yours for the largest selection of Native American Indian, rendezvous & mountain man, & reenactor craft supplies & crafts to be found anywhere.
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  • MARCH & APRIL CROW CALLS - Specials & New Items
    MARCH & APRIL CROW CALLS - Specials & New Items 16 PAGES of savings on many of our most popular items such as Ultra-Thin Craft Leather, Bone & Buffalo Hairpipe and 13/0 Czech Cut Seed Beads for your next craft project. Many great gift items on sale too!
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  • Trapper's Fringed Buckskin Shirt Pattern - Missouri River Patterns
    Trapper's Fringed Buckskin Shirt Pattern - Missouri River Patterns This classic shirt was first popularized by the fur trappers and traders and remained in use on the Plains throughout the 19th Century. Many variations existed and are possible using our pattern.
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  • Flintlocks: A Practical Guide - by Eric A. Bye
    Flintlocks: A Practical Guide - by Eric A. Bye Authoritative guide for everyone interested in flintlock rifles, pistols, smoothbores, and shotguns. Large format, over 230 pagess & 100s of full-color photos. Numerous how-to projects.
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  • BACK IN PRINT! - Revised Edition
    BACK IN PRINT! - Revised Edition Peter A. Alexander takes the reader through every step in building a longrifle, from shop setup and tools to engraving, carving and finishing. A truly complete guide to building your own longrifle!
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  • 19th Century Powder Horns - KEEP IT DRY!
    19th Century Powder Horns - KEEP IT DRY! We offer a nice selection of authentically styled Fur Trade Era powder horns & priming horns to suit your black powder shooting needs.
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  • Bison Leather Bags - American Bison Leather
    Bison Leather Bags - American Bison Leather These quality bags are made with soft & supple, custom tanned American Bison leather. Very fine quality & extremely durable. Color and character in grain & texture make each bag slightly different.
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  • MOCCASINS & FOOTWEAR - Introducing New Styles
    MOCCASINS & FOOTWEAR - Introducing New Styles Moccasins & footwear for powwows, rendezvous or just getting around! Includes new Huron made Wyandot Confederacy high & lowtops for adults & infants.
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  • Knifemaking Supply - Everything You Need!
    Knifemaking Supply - Everything You Need! Make your own authentic knife with kits & suppoly from Crazy Crow. Everything you need to make a great looking knife, including illustrated instruction.
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  • Deluxe Kentucky Rifle Cases - 60 or 80 Inches
    Deluxe Kentucky Rifle Cases - 60 or 80 Inches The finest soft cases available today, offering super protection for your fine rifles, and the price is unbeatable due to a special arrangement with an auto manufacture who is producing them using his surplus.
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  • Frontier & Mountain Man Knives - Authentic & Hand Made
    Frontier & Mountain Man Knives - Authentic & Hand Made We have spent years researching & manufacturing the finest line of Throwing Knives, Bowies, Daggers, Scalper, Skinner & other knives used by the American mountain man available today.
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  • American Bladesmith Series - Hand Forged
    American Bladesmith Series - Hand Forged Plain and simple: These knives just feel good in the hand. Their graceful blades are hand-forged from 1905 high-carbon steel and fire-etched for a poor-man's Damascus look. Heavy leather sheath included.
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  • Tomahawks, Pipe-Axes & Smoking Hawks - For Camp or Throwing
    Tomahawks, Pipe-Axes & Smoking Hawks - For Camp or Throwing Years of research & manufacture have resulte in the finest line of throwing tomahawks, belt & camp axes available. Hickory & Ash handles, books & DVDs on tomahawk & knife throwing.
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  • VIDEO BEADWORK SERIES - How to Bead- 5 Vols
    VIDEO BEADWORK SERIES - How to Bead- 5 Vols These DVDs guide a beginning beadworker through projects, from buying supplies & drawing designs to actually beading & finishing the project. Includes beading tips from experienced beadworkers.
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  • Tradecloth Dress Pattern - Missouri River Patterns
    Tradecloth Dress Pattern - Missouri River Patterns Produces a fine quality dress from wool tradecloth or broadcloth, which can be left plain or decorated. Authentically styled variations for Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow, Blackfoot, Comanche, Kiowa & Kiowa-Apache.
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  • LONGHUNTER DVD SERIES - Living History
    LONGHUNTER DVD SERIES - Living History Mark Baker explains in fine, but easy-to-understand, detail, a whole range of skill and equipment that was required of a Kentucky long hunter. 4-volume DVD series.
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  • Make Moccasins That Fit! - Moccasin Making DVD
    Make Moccasins That Fit! - Moccasin Making DVD Video presentation by Frank White is the perfect companion for the Craft Manual of North American Indian Footwear, on which it was based. The complete, step-by-step instruction in close-up detail.!
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  • WOOL PULLOVER FROCK - Longhunter Style
    WOOL PULLOVER FROCK - Longhunter Style Patterned after an original documented in The Frontier Rifleman, this pullover frock is authentically styled and suitable for the Longhunter, as well as for wear at Rendezvous.
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  • Spanish Brown Oil Cloth - Crazy Crow Exclusive
    Spanish Brown Oil Cloth - Crazy Crow Exclusive Reproduction Oil Cloth, made for 1700s to early 1800s reenactors, is 60 inches wide, 100% cotton canvas, water resistant & mildew retardant, plus the 10 oz weight lends itself to hand or machine stitching.
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  • Felt Hat Blanks - Regular Wool
    Felt Hat Blanks - Regular Wool Make your own unique trapper, tricorn or slouch hat by cutting or modifying the brim, crown or crease, adding a sweatband and hatband, and further trimming it out to your taste.
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  • REVOLUTIONARY COPPER KETTLE - Camp Supplies
    REVOLUTIONARY COPPER KETTLE - Camp Supplies Patterned after an original in the Museum of the Fur Trade, this unique copper kettle has a ring on the lid for lifting & iron socket handle so the lid can be used as a skillet & an iron bail.
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Glossary of Common Knife Making Terms

Glossary of Common Knife Making Terms

To help you in your understanding as you browse through all the knives, accessories and gift items on crazycrow.com, we offer this glossary of common knife making terms. If there is a particular word, phrase or anything that you don't understand here, please feel free to contact us and we'll try to explain what we can. If you feel that a term is not accurately or fully defined, we welcome your thoughts as well!.

Blade: That portion of the knife used primarily for cutting

Bolster: Piece of metal added to the handle above the guard for strength and decoration.

Epoxy: a bonding agent composed of polymide or amino resin to which is added a hardening agent which causes a chemical reaction to occur.

Guard: In knife design, a synonymous term for hilt. That portion which forms a platform for the users hand between the handle and the blade.

Micarta: A synthetic handle material developed by wood laminates, linen or paper combining with a phenolic resin.

Pakkawood: Multiple layers of maple or birch veneers that have been impregnated with resin and color and then bonded under high heat and pressure to from one piece.

Pins: Short pieces of malleable metal (usually brass or copper) used to join knife parts, especially scales to tangs.

Pommel: A piece of soft metal, usually curved, and affixed to the upper portion of the tang. Pommels are generally thought of as being larger and more prominent than butt plates or caps.

Ricasso: The unsharpened portion of the blade immediately below the hilt.

Rivets: "Cutlers Rivets" - A special-purpose two-piece rivet widely used for joining scale handles to tangs.

Scales: Known also as slabs, these relatively thin pieces of wood, stag, horn or synthetic material are pinned or riveted to the tang in full tang construction.

Stag: Antler material from any member of the deer family.

Tang: That portion of the knife that extends into or through the handle.

Temper: The process of reheating hardened steel to a desired temperature, below its critical temperature point, primarily to impart toughness.

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Knife Making Supply for Frontier & Mountain Man Knives & Sheaths

Knife Making Supply & Hardware: Knife Kits, Knife Sheath Kits, Knife Blades, Handle Material

Make your own authentic frontier knife with knife making supply and kits from Crazy Crow. We have spent years researching our Bowie Knife Kit and other quality Mountain Man knife kits and knife sheath kits. Everything you need to make a great looking knife for mountain man rendezvous use, or everyday use at home. Knife making kits include illustrated knife making instruction.

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Knife Sheath Kits

Knife Kits

Green River Knife Kits include: Patch Knife Kit, Hunter Knife Kit, Dadley Knife Kit, Buffalo Skinner Knife Kit & Ripper Knife Kit; Other kits include: Rocky Mountain Drop Point Knife, Classic Bowie Knife, Norwegian Style Knife Blade, Flint/Obsidian Knife Kit, Antler Handle Patch Knife Kit, Scottish Dirk Kit, Beaver Tail Dagger Kit
Knife Sheath Kits

Knife Sheath Kits

Knife Sheath Kits include: Crow Knife Sheath Kit, Crow Knife Sheath Kit (with knife), Eastern Neck Knife Sheath Kit, Parfleche Knife Sheath Kit
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Knife Blades

Knife Blades

Blade Styles include: Green River Blades, Norwegian Laminated Steel Blades, Damascus Steel Blades, Hand-Forged Carbon Steel Blades, Norwegian-Styled Solingen Blades, Swedish Laminated Blades, Solingen Scale Tang Blades, Solingen Woodsman & Throwing Blades, Solingen Stainless Blades, Japanese Custom 6A Stainless Steel Knife Blades
Knife Making Handle Supply

Knife Making Handle Supply

Knife handle material includes: American Stag, Polished Horn, Rosewood, Bone Imitation Stag, Horn Imitation Stag, Micarta Scales, Curly Maple, Black Walnut, Bleached Bone, Jigged Bone Scales
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Knife Making Hardware

Knifemaking Hardware: Guards, Rivets, Pommels, etc

Includes: Brass Bar Stock, Rods for Cutler’s Pins, Bowie Guards, Guards, Brass Knife Guard, Cast Pommels , Turned Pommels, Cutler’s Compression Style Brass Rivets, Brass Tang Nuts, Loveless Type Rivets, Corby Style Rivets
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Warriors Of The Plains: Native American Regalia & Crafts By M.S. Tucker and Joe W. Rosenthal, Published by Crazy Crow Trading Post
NEW FROM CRAZY CROW PUBLISHING!
Warriors Of The Plains: Native American Regalia & Crafts By M.S. Tucker and Joe W. Rosenthal represents years of research efforts. We offer a preview of several pages to show the quality of the construction detail, historical images, contemporary photos and illustrations of the many dance outfits presented.
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The Plains Warbonnet: Its Story and Construction - by Barry Hardin, Published by Crazy Crow Trading Post
IT'S FINALLY HERE!
The Plains Warbonnet: Its Story and Construction by Barry Hardin has been in the works for years, and is the result research and contributions from many fine craftspersons. Preview several pages to show the quality of the construction detail, historical images, as well as contemporary photos.
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New Broadcloth Colors from Crazy Crow Trading Post
New Broadcloth Colors
Crazy Crow offers biggest variety of authentic wool trade cloth types and colors for your Native American or reenactor craft needs. We now offer our popular 3-band broadcloth in WHITE and PINK.
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