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  • Painted with Rust-oleum paint and ready for hanging indoors or out.

    $33 shipped

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    $33.00
  • Maybe someone can help me figure out who made this one (I’m leaning towards this being a piece by Alfred Andresen & C0- as Nordic Ware did not number pieces this way apparently).  It’s an old vintage piece for making 12 tarts (and I say tarts rather than cupcakes as it’s a fairly shallow pan).  The casting is beautiful and the pan is nice and light weight.

    Please note all our pieces unless marked otherwise are fully restored and seasoned.  Just wash them and start cooking.

    Marked:  No. 206 Minneapolis Minnesota.

    14” 5/8 x 10

    Cleaned and hand buffed

    No cracks or chips.

    $35 shipped

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    $35.00
  • This is an old forged mezzaluna/ulu style knife made for rolling to chop or scraping.  I do not believe this is a hand forged piece due to the thinness of the steel which appears to be cut.  There are old style pins securing this blade and I cannot believe it is less than 100 years old

    Blade is roughly 7” 3/8 long and it is set about 4” 3/8 away from the handle which is ~ 8” 3/4 long.

    Unmarked.

    Sold as found.

    $35.50 shipped.

    $35.50
  • This is an old hand forged mezzaluna/ulu style knife made for rolling to chop or scraping.  It appears to be hand forged, but I cannot 100% swear to that.  There are no markings anywhere on the blade or handle.  Blade is roughly 5” 1/2 long and is about 4” 1/2 inches set away from the 5” 1/4 long handle.

    Based on style and materials I’d say this is a pre 1900 knife.

    Unmarked.

    Sold as found.

    $37.50 shipped.

    $37.50
  • Sure don’t see many of these still around  which makes this one pretty cool.  Definitely an old farm piece.  Designed for creaming corn it has serrated teeth to rip open the corn kernels as your ran the ear of corn over it then a steel block (non sharpened) blade to milk out whatever was left inside when it bumped the opposite side.  The resulting slurry would end up in a catch tray below.  Aging this I’d say it was at least 100 years old.

    Measures roughly  10” 1/2 by 3” 1/4 long and 2” 5/8 high.

    Sold as found

    $33 shipped.

    As always we are happy to combine shipping, as well as take back pieces if you are not satisfied.  (Please see return policy)

    $33.00
  • Sometimes when we are out searching for iron we run across non-iron that we just can’t resist because we know someone will want something this cool.  This is an old, old one made with flat head screws and four carbon steel blades.  I’ve never seen one quite this large and the four blades are a lot more than you usually see.  Another feature of this one are the feet to allow it to sit balanced on a floor or workspace as well as a recessed “cup area” to collect cuttings while this was laying flat.

    36” x 10” approximately 2” 1/2 thick (at the widest part)

    We wiped it down with mineral oil for photos, but it is completely unrestored as found.

    Sold as found.

    $65 shipped.

    As always we are happy to combine shipping, as well as take back pieces if you are not satisfied.  (Please see return policy)

    $65.00
  • I can still see a trace of the maker name on the blade, but considering it came from a drawer where every knife was over 75 years old I guess the wear can be forgiven.  This is an 11” scimitar type butchering knife that appears to be a frontier type knife.  It’s got just enough crudeness to it that I suspect it wasn’t made in a big shop.  If I could read the name the odds are you’d pay more than double for this knife.

    Sharpened and buffed clean.

    $45 shipped.

    *High carbon steel knives are highly sought after knives loved by professional and home cooks alike due to the quality of the steel, the edge it maintains and the hardness that is not matched by other knives.  If you don’t believe me, take a look the opinions of Alton Brown.  Please note these are NOT stainless steel knives, they do require a little bit of care (prompt washing and drying after use, occasional sharpening, etc), but hey, if you can maintain a cast iron pan you’ll find this a piece of cake.  Over time they will develop a patina, and even stain.  But they are probably the best quality steel knives you’ll ever use.

    As always we are happy to combine shipping, as well as take back pieces if you are not satisfied.  (Please see return policy)

    $45.00
  • Another piece of the blacksmith’s art, this mezzaluna (demi luna) shaped knife is of the type that could be used for scraping things like hides, but also for chopping using a rolling motion.

    No markings.

    blade is roughly 7” 1/4 long.  Blade to base of handle length ~ 6” handle is just over 1” thick.

    Sold in as found condition

    $55 shipped

    As always we are happy to combine shipping, as well as take back pieces if you are not satisfied.  (Please see return policy)

    $55.00
  • Can you imagine making your morning toast using this old frontier/hearth toaster?  Slice your bread and put the slices into the rotating end piece, sit it down near your cookfire and wait until one side was done before turning the end piece 180 degrees to toast the other side.  Pretty darn cool.  This one predates the invention of the household stove in the 1830s.  A blacksmith made piece, this probably belonged to a fairly well off family who had the wherewithal and room to own a gadget like this back at a time when most folks were toasting their bread in a skillet.

    Sold unrestored in perfect working shape.   This one would be great for historical reenactment, or used as a display piece.

    $225 shipping included in price.

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    Ok, this lid probably belonged to an old camp oven made by an unknown maker. What makes this piece so special is the interior. Take a look at the inside of this lid. See all those weird pieces? Those weird designs? That’s all the evidence you need to know that yes – some manufacturers, didn’t just pour molten metal into their molds, but actually threw bits of scrap into the space and filled around it with molten iron. That would have resulted in the need to melt less iron, and use less fuel, or find less high quality ore. Basically it saved money.

    Not surprisingly not a lot of lids like this seem to have survived. They probably by in large weren’t as structurally sound. It also makes pieces like this kind of neat and well worth collecting.

    Aside from the raised #8,and the interior gate mark there are no indications as to who might have made the piece.

    We cleaned the piece with lye, and coated with four fresh coats of non-gmo canola oil.

    $65 shipped.

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    $65.00