Knife Item Number: Cb92 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Knife (a) and sheath (b). The knife has a long metal blade, tapering from handle to rounded tip, and sharpened on both sides. The tapering wooden handle, which tapers towards the base and widens to a half-circle at the butt end, has a stamped metal ferrule. The handle is wrapped with cord and covered in stitched leather. The sheath is made of wood wrapped with leather that is incised with lines and dyed with black to form bands on the lower sections. The sheath has four raised horizontal areas near the top as well as a thong for a belt loop.

History Of Use

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

Cultural Context

Cutting tool.