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About Carl - HawknKnife

About Carl

Carl W. Merck is a renowned craftsman of Western, Civil War, and French & Indian War era Americana. His replicas are sought-after by enthusiasts worldwide, and his work appears in many private and public collections. Carl has pursued his interest in historically significant firearms and edged weapons since childhood. He specializes in creating 18th and 19th century American era-authentic pieces that are indistinguishable from originals.

We hope you enjoy viewing the examples of Carl’s work on HawknKnife.com. Contact Carl if you share an interest in historic American firearms, blades or accoutrements and have any questions about Carl’s work. Pricing and custom order inquiries welcome.


"The Buffalo Room"


Former Owner of Magnus Firearms, Terry Rd., Jackson, MS 1969-1981


Carl Barks a Flintlock

Hunting Paper Buffalo

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