The lot features a Sioux Native American Indian beaded and tacked parfleche sheath with a Buffalo jaw handled trade knife. The knife shows a thick heavy iron bowie knife blade that is secured to the handle with poured lead pewter, the knife shows unique blacksmith forged folding and hammer marks. The handle is constructed of the lower jaw of a Great American Bison Buffalo skull and has been wrapped with dark navy blue trade clothe shroud with red and chalk white glass trade seed beads and a gripping area of Buffalo hide with the fur. The fur is matted and shows some wear from use. The handle still shows two of the rich Buffalo teeth, an artful and deadly addition. The sheath shows a rawhide parfleche Buffalo skin construction that has been accented with dark navy blue trade clothe wich shows pictorial beadwork. The beadwork shows all glass trade seed beads with a chalk white background having five iconic Buffalo Track pictorial symbols in cobalt and red. The sheat also shows various brass covered metal round shank tacks and long cut fringe showing the remnants of rolled tin jingle cones. The knife measures 15"L with a 6.75"L blade that is 1.5"W. The sheath is 12"L x 4.5"W. Together they are 16"L.
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