Long Knife: an American Cuttoe is a direct reproduction and rethink of an original antique sword in a private collection. I forged the blade from high carbon spring steel and the guard is repurposed wrought iron from a horseshoe found archaeologically in 2018. The grain of the historical iron shows the deformations of its previous life replete with nail holes and marks from hammer and anvil. The fruit-wood grip was hand carved from a naturally age-checked piece of beautiful figured pear wood and is bound with an engraved silver ferrule. Simple iron plate pommel and peened tang. Blade is blunt but can be sharpened, patina and age by artist. Signed and dated 2022. Display stand of worn and wormy curly maple with solid brass and felt armatures. Messures 18 inch blade, 22-1/2 overall, and 6 inches tall on stand.