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February 6, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Large Blackfoot Beaded Buffalo Hide Knife Sheath and Double-edged Dag Knife

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2879BLocation: BostonDate / Time: February 06, 2016 10:00AM


Large Blackfoot Beaded Buffalo Hide Knife Sheath and Double-edged Dag Knife, c. 1870s, the sheath beaded on one side with two panels of linear and cross devices separated by a lightning device, the strap with large brass beads and a toggle made from two ends of a silk ribbon spool, with red pigment overall, the dag knife made from a large file, with the wood handle wrapped with brass wire and decorated with brass tacks, (old wire repair, a later piece of cardboard inserted for a liner),lg. of knife sheath 24 3/4, lg. of dag 15 in.

Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Carberry collection of Glacier National Park Indian Clothes and Relics.

Literature: Illustrated in Blackfeet Crafts, John C. Ewers, 1945.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

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C.P. Carberry