Replica 18th Century English Trade knife – new and unused High carbon steel blade (ANSI 1095) hardened to Rockwell 59 (HRC 58-60) Blade is 5 ¼”long, 1 ¼” wide, and 3/32” (0.094”) thick Full tang knife with flat ground durable blade edge Nicely figured, hand-finished handle secured with three brass pins
Sample Buyer review: It looks like most people are opting for Jeff White's French-style trade knife over the English one. So far as I can tell, both knifes are essentially the same with only minor cosmetic differences. I bought the English-style version primarily for use as a field knife on a farm and I've been extremely impressed with the way this blade processes garden veggies and meat.
Some people identify this replica trade knife as a bushcraft knife, but I wouldn't recommend it for those purposes. The blade is only 3/32" thick with a convex grind and no secondary bevel. The lack of a secondary bevel and the workable 1095 carbon steel give this knife an incredibly sharp edge. But that edge is also a bit delicate and I wouldn't use this knife for heartier wood processing tasks such as batonning. Regular use of this knife requires regular touch-up sharpening which I get from a 6000 grit water stone and/or a leather strop. When freshly sharpened, this knife is ridiculously sharp.