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

Object Type

Armament--Edged

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