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Northwest Coast Wood and Metal Fighting Dagger

Auction:
2376
Lot:
224
Sold for:
$9,400$8,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Wood and Metal Fighting Dagger, c. third quarter 19th century, the blade of European manufacture, the carved wood handle with fiber wrapping and pommel carved in the form of a bear's head (part now missing), with canvas sheath, the tip with wood plug, patina of use, old tag reads: "Alaskan Sword," lg. 18 in.

Provenance: A New England library museum.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

head , New England, Blade weapons, Dagger, Hilt, Sword

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