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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Title:Knives
Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.3.2
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A pair of knives with straight blade for 5", when it curves right angles and ends bluntly. Length of blade 9 1/4", width 1". 3 5/8" walnut (?) handle deeply cut in to form a sort of guard at both ends. Guards broken at outside ends. Scabbords of brown leather inside and out, with cloth lining between, laced with fancy stitch, and tooled with V decorations on one side. Open on one edge on the straight part of the blade. One has green edging on tooled side. Not marked.
Weight: 6 ozs

Tags:
knives; sheaths

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