Dean Oliver from River Traders manufacturers knives that are excellent reproductions of the types of knives that were prevalent during the American Colonial period. The blades are 1095 carbon steel (0.95%) and are thinner than most belt knives, making them better than average at slicing tasks. The heat treating on the blades results in a pattern that is similar to that of Damascus Steel. The knife has a full tang and the handle sandwiches onto either side with small brass rivets. The handles are polished and stained maple, and each knife comes with a hand-crafted leather sheath made by Dean's wife Midge. The knife slides firmly into the sheath, and wide belt loop is firmly riveted to the sheath, making for a well-finished final product.