Posted 8 years ago
This knife is very large, 18 inches long. The handle is 6 and 1/2 inches long and up to an 1 and 7/8 in width. The ship on the handle is a two masted schooner, which was commonly used in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Can't make out the letters or numbers on the blade which looks to be crudely hammered out by a blacksmith. Don't know any of it's history. Any information would be appreciated..... Just discovered that the snake on a staff or stick is probably a depiction of the "Staff of Aesulapius" an older medical symbol.