A great tacked knife sheath and knife. The sheath is made from old saddle leather with square brass tacks. The knife is typical high quality frontier manufactured Bowie Knife. Brass buttons and Ferrule clip point blade. Engraved OE in German script.
Knife 13 1/4"
Blade 8 1/2"
Sheath 11 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Decorated with panels of yellow ochre pigment, and a pair of extended fringed tabs with pierced sections, once interwoven with red trade cloth, enclosing a sinew-wrapped wood bow with remains of red mineral pigment; together with three wood and steel-tipped arrows, each with sinew wrapping.
Length of bowcase 39".
Collected by Captain Anson Mills who went on to become a colonel of the 3rd Cavalry and Commander of the Spotted Tail Agency in 1875.
price: $ 8,500.00
A long hafted Plains Tomahawk with Brass tacks. Forward of haft around tacks file drawn. Blade has brass morning star inlaid in blade.
25 1/2" long, 8 1/2" wide
Case made of buffalo hide with typical Crow beadwork. Edge detail in red stroud trade cloth with white "zipper" style edge beading. Beaded leather drops. Native.American repair method used on verso, sinew sewn.
14" long x 4 ½" wide
c. 19th Century
A large stone war club. Shaft wrapped in buffalo hide, with hair drop and wrist strap.
31" long, 7" wide stone
A beautiful gun stock club, tacked with old trade blade. Wood possibly Ash or Alder.
A very fine Crow Knife Case on Parfleche. Beaded panel on top with 1 1/4" beaded border. Old sinew repair at bottom.
13" long , 4 1/2" wide
c. Early to Mid 1700s
Maple haft is simply carved with vine elements and having chamfered edges. One piece of hardwood with burled ball head. Fine patina, with handle showing wear and use.
22-1/2" long, 6" wide
A short fighting lance much different from the normal long buffalo lance and quite scarce. Spanish sword blade used as point, wood probably ash or alder. Blade wrapped in sinew-sewn buffalo hide, dyed with green ochre. Trace of old ribbon ornamentation.
c. 19th c.
A very fine Cheyenne knife case beaded on one side with four Dragonflys. On buckskin.
9" long with out drops
A fineCrow knife case on heavy saddle skirting over 130 square shank tacks. Fine condition. See " The Spirit of Native America" item 247 for similar example.
knife in scabbard 15" overall length
c. 19th Century
Wood haft with diagonal file brand markings and brass tacks beneath the bottom of the axe head. The axe head has a slightly curved blade and a cut-out half moon and the other end having a diamond shaped blade.
28 1/4" long
A very fine Sioux knife case with primitive frontier knife. Fringe at along bottom. Sewn on buffalo hide.
10 1/2" long , 3 3/4" wide
We have an extensive collection of arrows from the Plains, Plateau, Sioux, Pawnee, and others. Call or visit us for additional information and/or photos.
Prices Ranging from $300 - $500
c. 19th Century
An unusual Northern Plains War Club with a hand carved wooden head, leather wrapped haft haft and horsehair/feather drop.
length: 33" without drop, width 8 3/4"
Rawhide, partially beaded in light and dark blue triangles with white borders. 1 ½" flap on top is trimmed in pink, blue and yellow beadwork. Includes old trade knife.
13" in length (flap open), 4 1/8" wide
c. Mid to early 1800's
A classic I&H Sorby dag knife. These knives we sold to Hudson's Bay Company for use in the fur Trade in exchange for pelts with Native Americans. Blade marked I&H Sorby.
13 1/2" overall length
Bear Handled Crook Knife with 4" blade, fashioned of old steel and inserted into hardwood handle. Held in place with lead ferrule. Curved handle shows two carved bears. Showing black paint with red under paint.
10 3/4" long