OverviewThis is a J. Russell Green River Indian knife, 19th century. The Green River Works in Connecticut was founded in 1832, and the knives became the most popular among the western indians and frontiersmen, leading to the expression "Give it to 'em up the Green River".
This knife is very old and has clearly been used and resharpened many times over a period of over 100 years. Has a really beautiful petina. Stamped "J. Russell & Co Green River Works" on the blade. The handle has a metal guard and wood scales with steel pins. This is a very rare piece. Comes with a few pages of information on the knife and maker.