Dakota pipestone paper knife

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Titles Dakota pipestone paper knife
Description A Dakota carved pipestone/catlinite paper knife with incised designs, circa 1910. The handle is in the form of a fish (probably from the pike family) with incised lines on each side indicating the mouth, eyes, gills, and fins. The blade has a sharply beveled blade edge with a clipped point. Each side of the blade has a highly stylized foliate design. The speckled pipestone has a natural color variation and represents hues from orange to red to brown. There is a cylindrical hole in one end of each piece that was originally used to connect the two.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 5/8 inches length (1987.238.6.A, blade)
2 inches width (1987.238.6.A, blade)
3/8 inches depth (1987.238.6.A, blade)
5 1/4 inches length (1987.238.6.B, handle)
1 1/4 inches width (1987.238.6.B, handle)
1/2 inches depth (1987.238.6.B, handle)
Nomenclature knife (edged weapon)
Materials catlinite
Creation Made by: Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned by: Dailey, William Markham
Owned by: Johnston, Eliza Belle
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Creation: Exactly 1910
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1987.238.6.A,B (Accession Number)

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