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CLASSIC SOUTHERN PLAINS BEAVERTAIL KNIFE AND SHEATH

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CLASSIC SOUTHERN PLAINS BEAVERTAIL KNIFE AND SHEATH

375.00

Classic Southern Plains Beavertail, knife and sheath. The Beavertail knife was another of the items traded to tribes all throughout Turtle Island(formerly United States)It is given it's name because of the particular shape of it's blade, which was likened to a beaver's tail. The sheath is made of heavy sole leather, decorated with recently liberated brass trade tacks(from a raid not to long ago...online). At the bottom is a classic Indian Head Nickle concho, with tinkle cones, glass and bone beads, with some brain tanned buckskin twisted fringe.It will accommadate a 4 1/2" belt width as well as 2" belt. The knife is an overall length of 12 1/2" with a highly polished, pilgrim intimidating, double edged blade length of 7 1/2" form fitted to the sheath, friction fit style, to keep it in place. It has a wooden handle, wrapped in elkskin rawhide, with rawhide lacing and decorated with brass tacks.

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