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"
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. 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 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
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
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
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.