Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS710

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Rawhide, German silver, brass, bone, iron.

Description: One piece wrapp around rawhide sheath held together with eight German silver buttons and nine brass bullet caps near the bottom. Sinew stitching from the mouth to the point also secure the two sides. Two German silver pieces decorate the mouth and a copper carrying chain is attached to the top and mid-section. The bone handle on the "Cooley" marked knife has deep diagonal grooves.

Dimensions: Length 7.25 inches


Fred Harvey


Mails, Thomas E., The Mystic Warriors of the Plains, Doubleday and Company, Garden City, 1972, pp 457
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 25

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