Athabaskan Knife

Athabaskan Knife

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Long knives with flaring, voluted handles were used for both hunting and fighting. They were originally made from copper obtained through the native trade system; later examples like this one, were made of trade steel. Lashed to wooden poles, they were used by especially daring hunters to kill bears.

  • Region: Canada            

  • Ethnic group: Athabaskan           

  • Material:  Steel         

  • Dimensions:  H:30cm   

  • Provenance: T.Dale

  • Age estimate: circa 1900

  • Condition: Good, traces of wear due to age and use.

  • Not Mounted ,a custom made base can be ordered on request.