Information on this Bill Scagel piece comes to us through Paul Basch. Every effort to provide accurate and authenticated information is made, but with a knife such as this, it can prove difficult. We are told this was a knife Bill Scagel made in the early 1900's and personally carried and that the shield, on the stag scales, is made from a coin (were the shield removed, the back side would show the coinage - something we are not going to test). The liners appear to be non-magnetic but their metallurgy is unknown. The arrowhead shield is marked "W. Scagel Handmade". The tangs of each blade, while recessed back into the scales, are also stamped "Scagel Handmade". The scales are pinned with steel pins. The source of the steel for the forged blades is unknown.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Scagel, William (Bill)
William (Bill) Wales Scagel (1873-1963). Considered to be the foremost pioneer in 20th century custom knifemaking.