Hoffman Reproductions
Specializing in Historically Correct 18th and 19th Century Cutlery
" Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings out a weapon for its work..."     Isaiah 54:16
Hoffman Reproductions
Specializing in Historically Correct 18th and 19th Century Cutlery
" Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings out a weapon for its work..."     Isaiah 54:16
            Hello and welcome to Hoffman Reproductions!  Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Ben Hoffman and I along with my wife Lynsey, started this business 7 years ago to provide historically correct cutlery and other related goods to the living history community.  Hoffman Reproductions cutlery has been featured in several national magazines including, Muzzleloader, Early American Life and the CLA's American Traditions. I mostly work in the 1750-1790 time period but I will on occasion venture into the 1800's.   All knives and axes have been extensively researched before work begins in order to provide a true historic piece.      In my blacksmith shop I utilize a coal fired forge along with a hand crank blower, anvil, tongs and  hammer to do the shaping.   All knives are made of 1095 and 1084 steel. Also, on occasion,  an antique file.  After shaping on the anvil,  the blades  are then finished by draw filing and hand sanding.  All of these steel types are as close as we can get to what would have been used during the 1700's.     All axes are made of  solid tool steel of simular type.      Wood types and other handle materials are also correct for the colonial time period and have been worked down mainly by hand tools.      All of our wood stains and finishes are those that would have been avalible during the 1700's as well.  All of our leather goods are made of American  oak tanned cow hide and have been styled, sewn and colored using only historically correct materials.     All of our knives and axe blades come with a lifetime guarantee , provided they are not misused.   Customers,  take  note;  all knives and axes are shipped razor  SHARP!!!   
 
                                                                                                                      Thank you and God bless, 
                 Ben & Lynsey Hoffman
 
 
                       
 
Ben & our son Nathanael at Nathanael's 1st living history Event!
MISUSE WOULD BE AS FOLLOWS:  
 Using your knife for heavy chopping,  striking your knife or axe  with an iron object , modifying your knife or axe in any way,   using your knife as a fire poker,  using as a prybar,  using as a screw driver.    Our knives are designed to be used as fine cutting tool's for such things as;  patch cutting, rope cutting, skinning  whittling and so on.  Our belt axes are NOT made to chop down a timber sized tree.   As long as you take good care of your knife or axe they will last you a lifetime!    All of our cutlery comes with a lifetime sharpening service.   Just pay the return shipping and we will put a new egde on your knife/axe for life!!!    
Address: Hoffman  Reproductions
12670 Fallsburg Rd Frazeysburg Ohio 43822, U.S.A
Telephone:
(740-828-2304