Made by George Butler & Co.
Blade is made from two laminations which was a common practice of using a high carbon knife steel and wrought iron in order to save money. Many sold to the Natives as trade knives and this one came from Manitoulin Island just a few years ago and was in very poor shape from many decades of storage.
Knife as received from the owner bit of rust and organic matter, handle is end of an old broom stick and split. Edge is showing a bit of wear and dents from cutting small bones.
Makers Mark side weld line along back of blade
Back side, notice weld line is on opposite edge
Two choices of antler handles
Very light touch with a 800 grit sand paper was used to even out the finish.
Went with the old worn antler as it better reflects the age of the knife. Gave it a light coating of Tung oil to help seal from dirt, going to be on display from this point on at the owners house.