Up for auction is a , I beleive, 1843 Butcher Knife made by Shapleigh's. It saids on the blade Hammer Forged. This is a solid blade, and Very Sharp. The knife measures 10 inches long and has a solid Oak handle attached to a solid piece of metal. T are two fasteners on the handle , looks like copper. Very nice knife in Very Good condition. Please let me advise you now, This is a Very SHARP knife. Be Careful. Thanks. E-mail any questions and thanks for looking.