18th Century Cutlery Shop

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Member Contemporary Longrifle Association

National Muzzleloading Rifle Association

2014 Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts

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I am excited to have been chosen for Early American Life Magazine's 2014 Directory of Traditional American Crafts.  One of the above folding knives, copies of a late 18th century French folder, is featured in the magazine's August 2014 issue.  

Below are photos our display at the 2014 CLA show in Lexington Kentucky


SOLD - Large Pistol Grip Knife with Bone Handle This knife is forged from heavy stock and features an integral forged bolster, bone scales and copper rivets.  The distal tapered blade tapers in thickness from 1/4 inch at the bolster, all the way to the tip.  The full tang is double tapered.  Blade measures 7 1/4 inches, handle 4 3/4 inches.  A big knife, yet comfortable in the hand, graceful, and well balanced.  Aged finish.  $450

See our Knives  page for more.

Copy of George Washington Battlesword recently made for a customer.   See our Swords  page for more details and other pieces

Belt Axe. See our axe page for our complete line.

Pewter Plates  We now offer fine pewter plates, hand cast in original molds.  Available in two finishes.

For more details on these plates as well as our full line of 18th century spoons and utensils, see our Pewter/Dinnerware page for details

Rifleman's Poll Axe


 Rifleman's Poll Axe  This beautiful little axe features a head cast in gunmetal bronze.  Reeves Goring made the casting from an original axe.  It has been finely detail filed, hand polished, and aged.  It is fitted with a handle of high-grade, curly maple.  The bronze is quite a bit tougher than regular soft brass and would be suitable for light work.  Axe measures 20 inches tall, head is 6 1/4 inches long.  $210

Pipe Tomahawk

SOLD - Hand Forged Pipe Tomahawk  Head forged from a rifle barrel with hardened steel bit welded in for the cutting edge.  This hawk features extensive file work, an exceptional curly maple handle, and pewter inlay.  Carved antler plug caps off the handle at the top.  Aged finish.  Axe measures 18 1/4 inches tall, head is 6 7/8 inches long by a 2 3/8 inch cutting edge.


Powder Horns   by Carl Willyard

See our powder measures page for more details

Game Hook  with antler tine handle.  Stamped with "ODF" touchmark.


Early Spanish Dollar

The famous "Spanish Dollar...  Pieces of Eight!  for those recreating the 17th, early 18th century, or Golden Age of Piracy, this is the correct 8 Reale.  Copied directly from an original in fine pewter, aged finish.

$2 each or set of 10 for $17

Pieces of Eight Coin Sets

Includes:  One whole 8 Reale, one coin cut into one half and two quarters, and one coin cut into eight pieces.  $8 set

Colonial Coins

Reproductions of some of the most common coins in circulation in colonial North America.  The colonies and early US were always short of hard currency of their own.  English, French, and Spanish colonial coins made up much of the currency in circulation.  These coins are cast in fine pewter from molds made directly from original coins, so they capture the wear and look of actual circulated coins.  Coins are $2 each, or $12 for a set of all 7 coins.

1758 Mexican 8 Reale or "Pillar Dollar" (top left)

1727 French Ecu, Louis bust (top right)

1707 English Half Crown, Queen Anne bust (middle left)

1723 English Shilling, George I (middle right)

1779 Mexican 2 Reale, Carolus bust (bottom left)

1756 Mexican 2 Reale, Pillar style (bottom middle)

1762 Mexican 1 Reale, Pillar style (bottom right)


Copies of the famed Spanish Doubloon and Dollar in gold finish and antique silver finish.

Gold Escudo or Doubloon (1 1/8 inch dia.):  $2 each

8 Reale or Spanish Dollar (1 3/8 inch dia.):  $2 each

Set of 10 coins:  $15



SOLD - GAME HANGER Patterned after an early original as seen in Madison Grant's The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch, this hanger is the ultimate for the gentleman hunter.  Completely hand forged and filed, this hanger features a double-locking mechanism and lots of embellishment.  Paired with a C. J. Wildey hand-wove linen and wool strap in red and black strip and herringbone pattern.  Hand sewn leather tabs.

Carved Antler Powder Measures. See our powder measures page for more.

GAME HOOKS for the gentleman hunter of small game.  Hook the tine through a loop on your hunting pouch or the button hole of your coat, leaving your hands free to continue hunting.  Forged steel hanger with antler tine.  Hanger is solidly constructed, riveted over the tine with an iron washer.  SOLD


See our Soldiers page for our complete selection!

Old Dominion Forge T-Shirts  Black logo on tan shirt.  Size XL or 2XL only.  Only $12 with any purchase.

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Most items will be shipped USPS.  Please request shipping cost before ordering.   If the item is not in stock when you place your order, you will be given a projected delivery date. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of the items in stock. If, when you receive your order, you find any problem, let me know as soon as possible. Prices are subject to change without notice. Indiana residents, please add 6% state sales tax.

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Kyle Willyard, Prop.

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