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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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 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
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"
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
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
Plains 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
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.