View Full Version : What is an Old Hickory

pumpaction magician
01-14-2010, 10:18 AM
Hopefully that has someones attention. Got another knife by mishaps while running with my dad yesterday which was hanging on a wall where he does business at. On the wood handle is engraved Old Hickory and stamped on the blade is SHAPLEIGH'S HAMMER FORGED 1843. My dad called it a really big steak knife. As far as I can tell it has been sitting for ages and is still sharp to the touch (sliced the paper it was on like butter). Got it for $10 because the owner and my dad are buddies (some other deal may be occuring that I am unaware of), it was priced at $95. This place was like an antique book store with misc items, anyway does anyone else know anything about this kind of knife?



01-14-2010, 10:38 AM
Google is your friend ;)

A quick Google search turned up a bunch of useful info, including this. (http://www.smithburgcollectibles.com/catalog/item/2264775/1717288.htm)

The Shapleigh Hardware knives seem to fall into two price categories, $10 or so, and $75-100. This seems less dependent on the knife than the buyer. If the buyer thinks they got a deal at $100, they are ecstatic. If you want a good old using butcher's knife, $10 seems to be a better choice.

But seriously, google SHAPLEIGH'S HAMMER FORGED 1843 and there's a lot of fast information available.

01-14-2010, 01:25 PM

01-14-2010, 01:28 PM
My grandmother uses her's to slice the ham every holiday.

pumpaction magician
01-14-2010, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the responses, didn't think about checking google for some reason? Think I'll clean it up and use it for the roaring river fishing trips, what ya think jeeps?

01-15-2010, 03:21 AM

may buddy hit a deer last week:deadevil:, this what we split.

i don't know much about the history of the knife, it kind of came with the house. i have been living here for around four year's. in thatv time the freezer has never been empty:demented:.

all i can tell ya is sand the grip's a little bit, keep a ceramic handy fo rtouch up, watch your fingers:devilzeek, and oil that baby.

nite ya'll i'm ggonna pass out now