Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed

Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed

Braintanned Deerskin Quilled Knife Sheath

You will delight in this Braintanned Deerskin Leather Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed.  The crafter created this sheath from Braintanned Deerskin Leather which he or she then dyed with walnut hulls. It features a quillwork panel of Natural, Black and Orange porcupine quills.  The crafter added two rows of lazy stitch beadwork with Turquoise Seed Beads above and below the quilled panel.  Two quilled loops hang from either side of the top of the sheath.  The crafter wrapped Natural, Black and Red porcupine quills around a piece of Deerskin Leather Lacing.  He or she added antiqued 1/2 inch Tin Cones to the bottom of each drop.

At the bottom of the sheath, the crafter attached a drop of walnut dyed Deerskin Lacing.  He or she wrapped the top of this drop with more Turquoise Seed Beads.  The crafter lined the inside with Rawhide.  Another piece of walnut dyed Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as a strap at the top. One of a Kind!

Native American Knife Sheaths

Decorated knife sheaths serve both functional and artistic purposes. Functionally, the sheath protects the knife blade from damage and provides a secure and convenient way to carry and store the knife. Artistically, the intricate quillwork showcases the skill and creativity of the maker and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters may decorate their knife sheaths using glass or metal beads, porcupine quills, wool and other items. They attach these to a base material, such as Deerskin Leather, Strap Leather  or fabric.

We got this Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed from a collection. You will see some insect damage on the quillwork.  It measures 9 inches  long x 3 inches wide.  Add it to your collection, or use it at your next event!  One of a Kind!

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Knife Sheath – Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel

Knife Sheath - Yellow Geometric Beaded Panel

Beaded Panel Knife Sheath

You will delight in this Braintanned Leather Knife Sheath! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this sheath from Braintanned Deerskin Leather. It features a loomwork panel with a geometric design that uses Greasy Yellow, Green, Clear Red and Clear Blue Seed Beads on the front. Andy edged the sheath with Maroon ribbon and White Seed Beads.   Strands of  White and Navy Blue Pony Beads serve as fringe. Red wool tufts finish this piece.  You will love the superb craftsmanship evident in this piece.

The beaded knife sheath serves both functional and artistic purposes. Functionally, the sheath protects the knife blade from damage and provides a secure and convenient way to carry and store the knife. Artistically, the intricate beadwork showcases the skill and creativity of the maker and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters typically create beaded knife sheaths using small beads, often made of glass, bone, or metal. They weave or sew these onto a base material, such as Deerskin leather or fabric.  This Knife Sheath measures 9.5″ long x 3″ wide.  One of a Kind!

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Knife Sheath – Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Knife Sheath - Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Knife Sheath – Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Our Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded Knife Sheath features bright colored designs and beaded fringe! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Knife Sheath in a 19th century Great Lakes style. The Old color beads add fantastic, colorful detail. He added edge beading to the top and one side in Royal Blue Seed Beads. Additionally, he added Clear Yellow Seed Bead trim.

Andy lined the Knife Sheath with Strap Leather.  He created the strap from an old Wool Blanket. He trimmed the strap with Blue Ribbon and White Seed Beads.

The Knife Sheath measures 14″ long x 3″ wide. The beaded fringe with Red Wool Tassels measure 4″ long.  The Wool Strap measures 23″ long x 1″ wide.

This Loom Beaded Knife Sheath will make a  great Native American Regalia accessory. You will also find it a perfect addition to your Native American Beadwork collection!

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One of a Kind!

Knife English Scalper

Knife English Scalper

Knife English Scalper

This English Scalper Knife comes from craftsman Ken Hamilton. He forged the blade by hand and created the handle. Ken also made a hand tooled leather Knife Sheath to go with it.

You will find his maker’s mark on the blade.

The Knife measures approximately 9.75″ long, with a 6″ blade.

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Knife Sheath Blackfoot Style with Dagger – 30% Off!

Knife Sheath Blackfoot Style with Dagger

Blackfoot Style Knife Sheath with Dagger

This colorful fully beaded Blackfoot Style Knife Sheath will make a stunning addition to your collection!  The crafter used Mustard, Cobalt Blue, White Center Rose and Turquoise Seed Beads to create the designs.  He attached the beadwork to a Strap Leather Sheath and edged the front with Red Bias tape.  Deerskin Leather covers the back and pieces of Deerskin Leather Lacing serve as loops for you to use to attach the Sheath to your belt.   The unique arrow-like shape holds a double edged Dagger that comes with the Sheath.  The Knife is held in the upper part of the Sheath.  The lower part of the Sheath is ‘stuffed’ and soft.

The beaded knife sheath serves both functional and artistic purposes. Functionally, the sheath protects the knife blade from damage and provides a secure and convenient way to carry and store the knife. Artistically, the intricate beadwork showcases the skill and creativity of the maker and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters typically create beaded knife sheaths using small beads, often made of glass, bone, or metal. They weave or sew these onto a base material, such as Deerskin leather or fabric.

The Dagger measures 12.5″ long and has a  7.5″ long blade.  The wood handles features a few Brass Tack decorations.  The Knife Sheath measures about 16″ long.  It measures 3.5″ wide at the widest point and 1.75″ at the narrow point.  A previous owner used this Sheath and you will see discoloration and signs of wear on the back.  The beadwork remains intact and the set is in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Knife Sheath Quilled Rawhide

Knife Sheath Quilled Rawhide

Quilled Rawhide Knife Sheath with Beaded Leather Drop

This Quilled Rawhide Knife Sheath features red and yellow Quillwork. The crafter used natural rawhide and attached quilled ash splints and brain tanned leather trim with beaded leather drops. He or she used mustard yellow and red seed beads on the drops. 

This Knife sheath measures 7.5″ long on the shorter end and 8.75″ at the tip. It is 2.5″ wide. The leather dangle measures 6″ long.   Ready for your next event, or a fabulous addition to your collection. One of a Kind!

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Plains Indian Knife Sheaths

Plains Indian Knife Sheaths

Plains Indian Knife Sheaths

Materials, Design and Construction. By Alex Kozlov. Softcover. 64 pgs.

Use this fully illustrated guidebook to make decorated Knife Sheaths. This book covers how to use beads, fringe, cones and tacks to decorate your own Knife Sheath.  It also includes sections of historical photographs and color photographs of decorated sheaths from various collections.

Color photographs and illustrations.

ISBN 9781929572052

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Plains Beads and Beadwork Designs.

Vintage Table Knife Lot – 50% Off!

Vintage Table Knife Lot

Vintage Table Knife Lot

Get these Vintage Table Knives for your Living History Kit!  This Lot of 11 Table Knives have Bone Handles (1 is black and probably not bone).  Several of them have the stamp “Meridan Cutlery Company” on the blade.  The black one says “Lamson & Goodnow M.F.G. Co” on the blade.

These are vintage knives.  You will see that the handles have split and the blades are rusty.  They measure 8″ – 10″ long.

We are selling these in a Lot as pictured.  One of a Kind!

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Pattern – Plume Indian Women’s Accessories

Pattern - Plume Indian Women's Accessories

Women’s Native American Accessories Pattern

You will find patterns for a variety of accessories in our Plume Women’s Leather Accessories Patterns. Native American women used accessories like these for their everyday activities. They expressed their tribal affiliations through the decorations they added to the items.  We recommend that you research the decorating styles for the tribe you wish to design for.

This pack includes pattern for the following:

  • Tobacco Pouch
  • Mirror Pouch
  • Ration Card Bag
  • Fringed Bag
  • Side Fringed Bag
  • Knife Sheath
  • Scissors Pouch
  • Awl Case

Most of these require small amounts of leather, up to 12.5″ x 10″.  The Knife Sheath and the Awl Case also need a piece of Rawhide measuring 5″ x 8″ or 9″ as a lining. You may use lightweight Deerskin Leather Splits for some of these items. For some items, like the Knife Sheath, you may choose to use Cowhide Strap Leather. If you wish to add fringe, please purchase additional Leather for that.

Native Americans often decorated these accessories with Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills, Leather Fringe, Metal Cones, Wool Fabric, Deer Hair and more.

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Deer Antler Tips

Deer Antler Tips

Deer Antler Tips

You can use Natural Deer Antler Tips Antler tips for a variety of projects.   Drill them for use on Necklaces or as bag toggle closures.  Additionally you can cut and drill them to make antler buttons or use them for Knife handles.

Our Deer Antler Tips measure between 3″ – 4″ long.  The diameters will vary.

Deer Antler Tips are a natural product, so expect variations.

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Scrap Leather Bag – Cowhide Strap

Strap leather scrap bag

Scrap Leather Bag – Cowhide Strap

We offer our top quality Strap Leather Scraps in pre-packaged assortments. You will receive a variety of sizes and colors. You can use these pieces for smaller projects like knife sheaths, stamping projects and kids’ crafts.

We also have:

  • NARROW strips of Strap Leather. These also come in a variety of colors and lengths, all are under 2″ wide.  You will get a large bag, comparable to the photo.
  • BLACK pieces of Strap Leather.  6 pieces that vary in width as shown.

If you require more square footage for your project, please see our Strap Leather available by the square foot. Or you may like our pre-cut strips of Strap Leather for Belts and straps.

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Brass Tacks – Plated

Brass Tacks - Plated

Brass Tacks – Plated

Brass Tacks are like those seen on historical accessories. Ours are base metal with Brass-Plating.

Use them to decorate Tack Belts, Knife Sheaths, Quirts, Gun Stocks, Cradleboards etc.

We sell our Plated Brass Tacks in three sizes:

  • 1/4″
  • 5/16″
  • 1/2″

You can purchase them in packages of 100 and 1000.

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Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration

Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration

Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration

Among the Indians of North America.  By William C. Orchard. Softcover. 82 pages.

This reprint of the 1916 original edition is a classic study of Native American Porcupine Quillwork.   It outlines several techniques for decorating items with Porcupine Quills including Wrapping, Weaving, and Sewing.  Native Americans have used Porcupine Quills to decorate Moccasins, Knife Sheaths, Birchbark containers and more!

You will find it full of Black & White photographs of items decorated with Quills, line drawings of techniques and four pages of color plates.

ISBN 9780943604008

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