University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-79A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Early American
Provenience: Indiana
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Steel
Brass
Wood
Height: 3 cm
Length: 35 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:399 - Collector Number

Description

Straight, single-edged steel blade with medial ridge for most of its length on both faces with back and cutting edge rounded to point. Cylindrical brass socket partly extended over blade and with sides forming slight guard. Light wooden grip, horizontally grooved Socket. Black leather sheth sewed around the sides with brass carrying hook. Sheath stamped; "RIA Rock Island Aresenal WTG JHK".


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