Rifleman's Knives

The term Rifleman's Knife covers a broad range of knives with long blades with handle and guard styles that varied greatly. Popular throughout the settling of the frontier, they were typically worn in a sheath at the belt and were an essential tool of Eastern Longhunters, Mountain Men and Plainsmen for well over 100 years. These knives functioned as working, utility blades as well as for personal protection, and styles varied from long tapered blades to the popular clip point Bowie form. Handles were made of antler, bone, horn and wood, and overall length typically varied from 12" to 15".