American bloom-steel knife

length: 12 1/2"
blade: 8 1/2"
blade width: 1 5/8"
grip: 4"
weight: 8 oz

Bloom-steel dagger. Another frontier classic. Locally smelted in Colorado by a blacksmith, not a cutler. Bloom surface clearly shows forge-surfaced flats. Bolo/bowie/dirk style blade. Tempered steel. Horn handle is not original to this blade, came from another 1800's knife of similar design.