Beaded Cheyenne Scalping Knife, 2nd Half 19th Century


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Unmarked 8 3/4″ slightly curved single-edged blade made without fullers, swelling
towards the point (shows age and rust marking). Wood slab grips secured to the blade
with 5 pins; decorated with old brass tacks arranged in three diamond-shaped groups.
Bottom of grip decorated with early red and white trade beads. Shows considerable age
and use. Overall length 14″. Tom Richards Collection.