Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCDAG1559

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Blackfoot

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Wood, iron, glass beads, brass beads, brass chain, rawhide.

Description: Baldwin Hill dag without the hallmark on the blade but has the Indian motif burned on the haft. The sheath is made of native tanned leather and is beaded with geometric designs, in part with faceted and round brass beads. A brass chain holds a thread spool to facilitate securing the case to a belt. A rawhide glide in the bottom of the sheath prevents the blade from cutting the soft leather.

Dimensions: Dag length 14.5 inches sheath length 25.5 inches


Joe Rivera


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 34

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