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knife and sheath
  • Plains peoples
  • knife and sheath, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, metal, rawhide, paint, buckskin, wire
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a 22.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 22.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 18.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5806.a,b
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Description

2007.5806.a: knife with a brown woooden handle and metal blade. Narrow blade, angled somewhat backward.

2007.5806.b: rawhide sheath with a buckskin loop on back and sewn with wire. Front is painted with a red triangle and green triangle, and crisscrossing lines in red and dark blue.