Sheath knife

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-25995

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

Descriptive Terms

knives
sheaths (cases)
leather
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
steel (alloy)
pine (wood)
Steel
Oak
Leather
Pine
KNIFE, SHEATH

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10.5 x 1 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan

Accession Number

1980.442AB