American Frontier Weapons, Clothing & Accessories

The American Frontier is the Westward expansion that started with the English colonies in the early 17th century and ended with the last mainland territories as states in 1912. "Frontier" covers multiple frontiers but the folklore is focused primarily on the 19th century west of the Mississippi River. It covers a lot for us as well, like American frontier weapons, American frontier clothing, and rugged frontier accessories.  Popular attention in the media and entertainment industry is focused on the Western US in the second half of the 19th century, a period sometimes called the Old West, or the Wild West.  Not quite as wild at times as portrayed- farming, mining, lumber and other industries were prominent, but along with everyone else we are guilty of frequently exaggerating the romance and violence of the period. 

We see an interesting mix of the Alamo, Zorro, the Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, Gary Cooper, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Texas Rangers, Jim Bowie, cattle rustlers, gamblers, gun fighters and outlaws.  The Hatfields and McCoys, Billy the Kidd, the James Gang all seem romantic now.  The frontier transformed Americans and inspired our offerings.  We carry tomahawks, Bowie knives, swords, frontier clothing, holsters, non-firing gun replicas, law enforcement badges, wanted posters, prison gear, accessories, spittoons, bar ware, frontier décor, statues, powder horns and so much more.  The westward frontier defined America and gave us our rugged individualism and self determined drive we have today. 

As the American frontier faded into history, the myths of the West in fiction and film have taken firm hold in the imagination of Americans and foreigners alike.  Whether you side with the romance of it all or the wild ride often portrayed in books, TV and film, we’ve got something interesting that captures the spirit of the American Frontier.   Made from authentic materials, often replicated from originals of the era we have brought the frontier back. 

American Frontier Knives & Swords

Literally carving out the West and at home in the East, you'll find out what it was like to carry weapons of a soldier, officer, gambler and every day civillian.

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American Frontier Weapons, Axes, Tomahawks

Odd pieces we love that show the ingenuity of the time including pole arms, hawks, canes and cudgels.

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American Frontier Clothing & Accessories

Buckskin, pelts, belts, boots, gloves and jewelry to help make your outfit as realistic as possible. All materials are carfully chosen to be as close as possible to the real thing or is the real thing. 

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American Frontier Decor

We want you to have everything you need to show off your knowledge and artful displays for home or office.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Powder Horn

If you need a horn, this will work for you.
Reviewed by: Robert, July 15, 2019

Review of: Damascus Cowboy Knife

Been wanting a damascus steel knife for a long time.  This one really caught my eye.  It was backordered but purchased anyway.  Well worth the wait.  Beautiful look and feel; love the handle too.
Reviewed by: Nicholas, June 17, 2019

Review of: American Frontier Iron Handcuffs

These will go great with my dad's decor. Seem well made, we even tried them out
Reviewed by: ernie, June 02, 2019

Review of: Hunter's Companion Bowie Knife

I saw this knife on the Atlanta cutlery website a couple of weeks ago and thought it was really beautiful. I also liked it because it was big, and I prefer big Bowie knives. When I got it I was not disappointed at all. The blade and clip point are beautiful, and it is really sharp. I also really like the wooden handle, and the sheath is nicely made and genuine leather. For the price, this is an excellent Bowie knife. I could not find any flaws  on it. Crocodile Dundee does not know what a real Bowie knife looks like! Ha ha Ha ha ha.
Reviewed by: Trenton, May 23, 2019

Review of: 1800s Pair of Brass Dice

Everybody needs a pair of brass dice.  They can also double as a weapon should the game get out of hand.  Nice paperweights, too.
Reviewed by: Maurice, May 22, 2019

Review of: Hunter's Companion Bowie Knife

I didn’t bother to take notice of this knife’s dimensions.  It is basically a slightly undersized short sword.  I have an RTAK-II that this thing absolutely dwarfs.  

I was thinking it was along the lines of maybe a 9” or 10” blade, nope, this beast is 13”, 18” I think over all.
So, it doesn’t come out of the sheath very quick, and you (my opinion) look a bit silly with a knife that is the length of your femur hanging on your belt.
But...it’s awesome.  Felled a few small trees, busted apart (by stabbing and prying) a 15” thick dead tree, made kindling by batonning (that a word?) it through logs....the thing just eats up work and the edge held great.  I sharpened it even more and spent a little while slicing up water bottles for fun.

Think smaller machete and that you wouldn’t feel under armed if you had it and was face to face with a polar bear (seriously, this thing is ma-ass-ive, like, dundee’s Knife is a toothpick to this thing)

It’s fun and pretty and sharp, but I don’t think I’ll use it very much.  I was hoping the thing was just smaller so I could have a pretty big knife that could also cut up a deer (like, take the meat off, not chop it in half with one swipe), but it’ll most likely end up as a thing on the shelf.
Reviewed by: Nathan, April 28, 2019

Review of: Western Boot Knife

At the time I purchased this knife it was being sold for $39.95. I paid the additional $15 for sharpening, which gives you a basic sharp edge to work with - - a crock stick will make it hair-popping sharp with just a few strokes. The wood for the handle isn't identified, but looks like cocobolo. The carbon steel blade is close to a mirror finish, and is coated with a protective finish that prevents rusting, but which can be removed with a bit of elbow grease.

The sheath is wood with black leather glued onto it and stitched, with nickel silver throat and tip. There is no belt loop or frog for attaching it to belt or boot.

The knife looks like the one that Ian McShane carried as Al Swearengen in the HBO series *Deadwood.* Al carried such a knife in his boot. It would make a good knife for a Western reenactor.
Reviewed by: Robert, February 17, 2019

Review of: Pinkerton Detective Agency Badge

I did work for Pinkerton at one time.  Of course, they are not like the old West Pinkertons, these days, but I thought that this would look neat with the Pinkerton pieces that I have collected.  Made from pewter in India, this badge polished up very nicely with a hand polishing cloth.  Looks nice with other badges.
Reviewed by: Sherwin, February 15, 2019

Review of: Spittoon

Spittoon is of very good quality and is actually larger than anticipated.  I am quite happy with this item.  It sits now in my living room as an adjunct to my decore.
Reviewed by: Thomas, January 25, 2019

Review of: Primitive Bowie Knife

Nice knife, could clean the blade a little better before shipping
Reviewed by: Alan, January 05, 2019