Knife Item Number: Cb91 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Knife (a) and sheath (b). The knife's metal blade tapers from the grip to a slightly bent, rounded tip and is sharpened on both edges. Incised lengthwise on both sides with wavy pattern. On one side the pattern is crossed, and on the other it is flanked by two curves. The handle has a stamped metal ferrule and the handle is wrapped with leather cord and leather sewn over wood. The sheath is made of wood wrapped with leather and the leather is incised with bands of pattern alternating with bands of lines as well as zigzag lines. Sections of the sheath are dyed black.

History Of Use

A component of a male's costume. Used practically for hunting and carving also.

Cultural Context

Cutting tool.