John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
Buffalo Skinning Set & Pouch
Buffalo Skinning Set & Pouch

The name Freund ​is synonymous with the Old West and in particular with the Buffalo Trade. The two brothers(Frank & George) originally went west by working on the UPPR repairing firearms. They set up shop in many different locations including Denver, Durango and Cheyenne, W.T.  This great outfit would have been made while they were in Cheyenne as it's dated Oct.19,1875 on the Bowie knife's pommel cap. You can see in the photo that the pommel stamped chattered at the time it was applied. The knife is also stamped  F.W. Freund Patented twice on the blade . The blade is 7" and still razor sharp. The checkered ivory handle is 4 3/4". The knife has a pretty good heft to it and would have worked equally well as a skinning and fighting knife. The Stricker is 11 1/2" overall and has a matching checkered ivory grip. It has a pinned period repair which is solid and secure. The metal surface on the Stricker has the same F.W Freund Patented in a arch as the knife but is very hard to photograph.  The leather carrying pouch is in really great shape. A wonderful Western outfit from  1870's Wyoming,Territory. 

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