Arapaho knife sheath made with a rawhide liner. Exterior is soft hide, beaded on one side in a green background with geometric design in yellow, red, dark and light blue seed beads. Some beads missing.
Includes a period American Cutlery Co. knife with a wooden handle embellished with lead inlay.
Ex: James Waste Collection
Size: Sheath 9"1/2, Knife 10"5/8
c. 19th c.
A very fine Cheyenne knife case beaded on one side with four Dragonflys. On buckskin.
9" long with out drops
A Lakota Beaded knife case on hide in excellent condition. Seed beaded in red white hearts, yellow, light blue, dark blue and two shades of green, all sinew sewn. Decorated with diamond elements and three crosses. The trade knife with filed down blade and three square steel bolsters on the handle is original to the sheath.
length: 17 1/2", sheath only: 9 1/2", sheath width: 2 3/4"
C. 19th Century
An extremely rare club in the form of a “Flicker” with a spike in its mouth. Ornamented with brass tacks and painted with two black bands across its body.
Length: 26 inches
A Northern Plains Indian bow made of Osage orange wood. Painted with six bands of red pigment along its length. No bowstring
length: 60 1/2"
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 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"
A very early tomahawk, with blade marked "Parke". William Parke supplied axes and tomahawks to the Hudson’s Bay Trading Co. during the 1770s to 1790s. Such tomahawks bearing government marks were used to arm Indian allies of Great Britain before, during and after The American Revolution, and as treaty gifts. (Native American haft. Square period nails.)
Haft: L. 23" Blade: 8"
See Peterson’s "American Indian Tomahawks," item # 113 for similar example.
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
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 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
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"
A Northern Plains Indian bow made of sage orange wood. Painted with six bands of red pigment along its length. No bowstring
length: 60 1/2"
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