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Knife Sheath

Object Number:42-30-79B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Americana
Provenience: United States of America
Indiana
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Locus: RIA - Rock Island Arsenal
Period: Late 19th Century
Early 20th Century
Date Made: 1862-1929
Early Date: 1862
Late Date: 1929
Section:American
Materials:Leather
Brass
Height: 5 cm
Length: 37.5 cm
Width: 9 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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