Crooked Knife Antique with Leather Sheath
Crooked Knife Antique with Leather SheathThis Antique Crooked Knife with a Leather Sheath has a steel blade and wooden handle. The handle has a nice copper wire wrapped around the top by the blade and a curved style that fits nicely in your hand. The leather sheath has scalloped edges and a nice patina showing good wear. The blade slides into a wooden block inside the pocket of the sheath. This knife and sheath are still in usable condition and the knife is original to the sheath. The knife measures 9" from the handle to the tip of the blade. The blade measures 3.25". The sheath measures 10.5" long and 4.5" at the widest section.
Crooked Knives, also known as Mocotaugan, are a common tool used by Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands. It was an essential tool that was adapted by European settlers for their own uses. The handles have been formed into a variety of shapes and decorated with intricate designs. Author Ned Jalbert's book, Mocotaugan The Story and Art of the Crooked Knife: The Woodlands Indian's Indispensable Survival Tool, examines the history of these knives and the artform of making them.
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