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Sheath knife

Description

Iron blade protrudes straight from wooden flattened hourglass shaped handle and bends 45 degrees to point. Underside of angled edge is rounded in shape and straightens to meet handle. Sides of blade are decorated w/ incised lines depicting stylized lizard and geometric shapes. Leather sheath conforms to blade and is decorated w/ applied leather strips and applied pieces of snakeskin. Two pieces of woven and knotted twine are attached to knife.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Material
iron (metal)
leather
reptile
skin (collagenous material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Armament--Edged
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
KNIFE, SHEATH
knives
Leather
leather
reptile
Reptile Skin
sheaths (cases)
skin (collagenous material)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
10.25 x 1.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.444AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan
GUSN
25997

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