Sheath knife

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-25997

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

Descriptive Terms

knives
sheaths (cases)
iron (metal)
leather
skin (collagenous material)
reptile
wood (plant material)
Iron
Leather
Reptile Skin
KNIFE, SHEATH

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Armament--Edged

Dimensions

10.25 x 1.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Phoebe McKernan

Accession Number

1980.444AB