Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0172

Category: Knife

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Bone and steel

Description: Snow knife, probably Central Eskimo, with steel blade fitted into a scarf cut bone handle, utilized for cutting snow blocks for constructing snow houses or igloos as they are known today. This is a common Northern Canada implement utilized by the native people of those regions.

Dimensions: 17.25"


Old Barn Auctions, Findley, Ohio

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