Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos

Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Custom Knife Discussion Boards > Knife Making Discussions > Historical Inspiration

Historical Inspiration This forum is dedicated to the discussion of historical knife design and its influence on modern custom knife work.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2007, 09:14 AM
VictorCoelho's Avatar
VictorCoelho VictorCoelho is offline
Hall of Famer
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Teresopolis/RJ - BRAZIL
Posts: 2,301
Halfpenny guards

Hi there!
I am particularly interested on period knives.
Tried to find something on the internet about halfpenny guards but very little or nothing I found.
Why of the name halfpenny?
What period was it mostly used?
I appreciate if anyone can help me with that.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 11:38 AM
GHEzell's Avatar
GHEzell GHEzell is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 591
I don't know much, but here's what I do know...

There is such a thing as a 'full-penny' guard, the difference being the full-penny is centered on the stem, while the half-penny is offset. I supect the name has something to do with this difference, but I'm not sure what...

I've mainly seen them on 18th century blades, but I suspect it could go back alot further than that.
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved