posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 03:26 PM
Looks like a homemade skinner. Likely made from tool steel, possibly an old file or saw blade. Probably high carbon content judging by rust. Person
that made it obviously has made knives before as it appears they have the ergonomics and balance down, and they made it a full tang knife. Not sure
why the copper pins unless they didn't have a weighted press fit or wanted something a bit softer if they were using it for chopping of some sort.
Can't tell the thickness of the blade from the pic, but if it is fairly thin then I would say it was made for skinning. How do you know it is horn?
And when I look at the close up, the copper is likely just a decorative plug and not a full pin. Typically a pin, or standoff would be steel and press
fit into the knife so it would be very tight.
Cool find. With a bit of cleanup, hit it on a paper wheel, put some flitz wax on it and use the hell out of it.