Well, my interpretation of an 18th Century belt knife. I used a stag crown handle, hollowed out to accept the tang, which is pinned into place with a steel rivet.
This is the first time I used a bolster on one of my knife. I used lead free pewter to form the bolster and to fix the blade into the horn handle. The bolster has a decorative pattern inlayed into the horn
Overall, the knife is 10" long with a 5" long, hand filed triangular section blade, 3/4" wide. I couldn't resist the temptation to decorate the back of the blade with a simple file work pattern!
The blade is 01 tool steel and I am going to etch it and "age" the handle and pewter bolster a bit. The sheath is not yet made, but is going to be a very simple belt sheath that can slipped into the belt and held in place with a leather cord.