Crooked Knife Copper Wire Wrap
Crooked Knife Copper Wire WrapThis Vintage Crooked Knife has a copper wire wrapped around the handle by the blade and a curved style that fits nicely in your hand. The wood has a nice patina to it, however there is a chip in the wood on the bottom. The knife measures 8" from the handle to the tip of the blade. The blade measures 2.5".
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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