Knife Sheath


From: Chile (uncertain) | Argentina (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

Native Name Curvo
Object Number 42-30-118
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Chile (uncertain) | Argentina (uncertain)
Culture Area South American Culture Area
Section American
Materials Metal | Wood | Leather

Single-edged steel blade tapering and curving to point. Simple incised tree pattern on both faces of blade. Socket from back of blade covers tang which extends through facetted wooden grip, widest in center. Three compound bands of copper and steel around grip; copper and steel facetted knob cap. Sheath: single piece of dark leather sewed up one face which is ornamented with impressed diagonal lines. Extension from other face of two thin pieces of leather with red cloth between, ornamented with brass eyelets.

Length 30 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 23 A - Collector Number

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