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Sheath knife

Description

Steel blade (a) w/ sharpened edge marked w/ butterfly shape once on one side and 3 times on reverse. Oak rectangular handle w/ canted corner and rounded ends. Wire wrapped around handle forms a handhold. Cylindrical pine sheath encased in leather (b) stitched up one side w/ modern orange thread. Leather strap sewn in near sheath opening has a metal ring to which is attached a large loop of leather, presumably to sling over the shoulder.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Material
leather
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Armament--Edged
Descriptive terms
KNIFE, SHEATH
knives
leather
Leather
Oak
oak (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
sheaths (cases)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
10.5 x 1 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.442AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan
GUSN
25995

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