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Hunting knife

1985.202AB (RS118575)

Description

A) Hunting knife w/ flattened cylindrical burled softwood handle w/ slightly swelled butt end. Shaped steel blade. B) Sheath w/ a cylindrical hand-stitched leather handle w/ rawhide tie. Ivory or bone body w/ sharply curved end. Features scrimshaw type decoration of reindeer/caribou and diamond border bands.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
bone (material)
leather
steel (alloy)
Object type
Armament--Edged
Descriptive terms
Bone
bone (material)
KNIFE
knives
leather
Leather
Steel
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
1.625 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.202AB
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25206

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