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
Cheyenne Knife Case w/ Knife #8967
c. 19th c.
A very fine Cheyenne knife case beaded on one side with four Dragonflys. On buckskin.
9" long with out drops
Beaded Lakota Knife Case and Knife #9923
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.
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
Northern Plains Indian Bow, #9979
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"
Eastern Woodlands Warrior's Ball Club #SF2665
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
CrowTacked Knife Sheath with Bowie Knife #8067
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.
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.
Crow Knife and Case, #9294
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
Plains Stone War Club #9412
c. 19th Century
A large stone war club. Shaft wrapped in buffalo hide, with hair drop and wrist strap.
31" long, 7" wide stone
Crow Knife Case #4686
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
Sioux Knife Case with Knife #9530
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
Northern Plains Club #9746
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"
Northern Plains Indian Bow, #9922
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"
Crook Knife with Carved Bears #SF2667
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
Plains Tacked Knife & Sheath #9954
A commercial leather knife sheath with large rivets and tacks. Tacks on the sheath and handle in the form of a cross indicate that the knife is original to the sheath. Hilt of the blade held with two steel pins. Knife blade measures 6 5/8". This knife and sheath shows good age and patina with a sharpened blade.
Knife and sheath : 12 ½” in length
Gun Stock Club Plains(Blackfeet) ? #9324
A beautiful gun stock club, tacked and with old steel trade blade. Wood is possibly Ash or Alder with green pigment.
provenance: EX: DuPerrier Collection, Paris EX: Laffille Collection, Paris
Plains Pipe Tomahawk #9068
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
Beaded Crow Knife Case and Knife #9978
A beautiful Crow Knife case on buffalo hide. Classic Crow pattern beadwork with white bead outline using pink, blue, red white-hearts greasy yellow, navy blue and white small seed beads. Brass tacks along beaded edge and red trade cloth along leather edge. Teal blue beads along bottom tab.
Original knife marked J Russell Green River Works.
Sheath with knife to bottom of tab 14 1/2" in length
Northern Plains and Plateau Arrows
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
Plains Tomahawk #9744
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
Crow Knife Case and Knife #8327
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
Plains Pipe Tomahawk, SF2773
Bronze and brass blade axehead/pipe, attached to a haft decorated with diagonally positioned file-brands. A hole in the haft has an attached hide thong with large pony beads of cobalt, clear & turquoise color with two brass thimbles and red silk ribbons.
Length: 20 1/2"
Fur Trade Knife #8929
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
Apache Sinew Backed Bow #9833
c. last quarter 19th C.
A Southern Plains/Apache Sinew backed bow. The front of the limbs and grip are reinforced with sinew. Double curved design tapering towards the tips. Appears to be made from ash.
bow length: 44", width 1 1/8"
Southern Plains Lance #8514
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.
Southern Plains Bowcase and Quiver #SF2772
A Southern Plains hide bow case and quiver decorated with panels of rubbed yellow ochre. Two fringed hanging tabs having cut outs interwoven with red trade cloth. The bow quiver holds a sinew backed wood bow painted with red mineral pigment. The arrow quiver holds three steel-tipped wood arrows, each with sinew wrapping.
Length of bowcase 39".
Provenance: 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.
Crow Knife Case and Knife #7237
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
Southern Plains (Kiowa?) Sinew Backed Bow #SF2771
A very fine So. Plains bow. Backed with sinew and two areas of porcupine quillwork over hide. Ochred Osage orange wood. Original draw string.
Note: See "The Traditional Bowers' Bible", Vol III, page 121, Item C.