Nelson Cooper custom throwing knife, heavy-duty construction with brass-brazed blade and stacked washers handle. Seldom seen type; possibly unique; scarce UNUSED condition.
Excellent quality large throwing knife handmade by John Nelson Cooper in the late 1960th – a great find! John N. Cooper (1906-1987) was one of the founding members of the American Knifemakers’ Guild and one of the greatest American knifemakers of all time; his throwing knives are especially hard to find.
The knife about 12-7/8″ / 32.8 cm overall, the blade is about 7-7/8″ / 20 cm. The blade is virtually indestructible piece of solid stainless steel with the satin finish. Heavy solid piece of bronze guard is brazed to the blade – this is Cooper’s signature style which made his knives so long-lasting, even in the most adverse conditions. Bronze guard and pommel are solid with no play; the bronze is excellent with original golden-honey patina; minor discoloration on the pommel is noted for accuracy – cleanable. The “broad-head” blade is very sharp; the tip is intact; excellent overall condition. This big boy weights about 1 lb 8.3 oz / 0.7 kg; it is very well-balanced and is perfect for target throwing.
Very interesting and certainly one-of-the-kind vintage handmade Nelson Cooper throwing knife in rare unused condition; there is no sheath. This rare knife will make a great addition to any collection.
This rare handmade Nelson Cooper custom throwing knife is part of a small collection of vintage daggers I’ve recently purchased. There are more vintage “Coopers” available for sale, please check them out. You can check out the other daggers from this collection by clicking on the following tab: daggers.
Also, I have a small but very interesting collection of various edged WW1 and WW2 era weapons available for sale. Don’t forget to check out our Militaria section for other WW1 and WW2 era combat knives, including German WW1 era trench knives, vintage USAF WW2 Pilot Knives and a couple of rare WW2 “OSS Drop” knives we offer for sale.
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