View Full Version : Knife from my Great Granddad

Raymond Richard
02-17-2011, 12:44 PM
I'd got a call a few weeks ago from a fellow in Florida wanting to know if I had any information about the knife in this thread. I'd told him all I knew about Great Granddad's business was from what my Dad had told me and the few pages that were in New England Cutlers. I'd told him I had never seen a knife like that and the RICHARD'S mark I had never seen before. Anyway I had asked him to please send me a picture of the knife but that still didn't help. I said if he wanted to send me the knife I would take it to the OKCA Show and have it looked at there so anyway he'd sent me the knife and I received it yesterday and called him to let him know it got here. I told him I would get the knife back to him after the show and he said he wanted me to keep it. Also that he did more investigation and did find out that the knife was made by Stephen Richard in the 1890's. Probably the bowie that Jim carried. :D What a Great Surprise to receive this knife! The knife has a 5" blade, its 7/8" wide, and 3/32" thick. Its got a painted black wood handle and is 9 1/2" overall. Not sure if the sheath was really part of the knife. Here's a couple pictures of it.


02-17-2011, 03:53 PM
sweet what a great suprise good on you good looking 1 to boot

02-17-2011, 05:46 PM
Way nice Ray. Really "good josh" or that karma stuff. Great Story!
Good for you.

Peter Killgore
02-17-2011, 10:26 PM
That is way cool! Looks like it's in pretty decent shape too. I must say though, I like yours better. :)

Jeff Pearce
02-17-2011, 11:41 PM
That is a very nice piece of your family history. Thanks for sharing...

Raymond Richard
02-17-2011, 11:42 PM
That is way cool! Looks like it's in pretty decent shape too. I must say though, I like yours better. :)

Peter, Knives back then for the most part really were tools. They weren't meant to be pretty. You've probably already seen these pages in New England Cutlers on my great granddad's business :http://www.hawknknives.com/aboutme/NewEnglandCutlery-1.html Check out the prices.

02-18-2011, 05:50 AM
Well Ray, that was a thrill! How cool can it get. I second the 'good karma' thought -- all the good that goes around comes back around too.

Dusty One
02-18-2011, 12:07 PM
What a nice surprise for you Ray. Very nice gift too. A new family heirloom for you....