Hunting knife

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-25206

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

Descriptive Terms

knives
bone (material)
leather
steel (alloy)
Bone
Steel
Leather
KNIFE

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1.625 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.202AB