Hunting Fighting Knife Native American Blackfoot Sioux Tribe Lakota 19th Century. For your consideration is this Hunting Fighting Knife Native American Blackfoot Sioux Tribe Lakota 19th Century. The knife hilt is a stag hilt which is very desirable, dense and is of a deer antler. The knife has been crafted into the center of the hilt with two spaced round head nails.The blade has some discolor (as shown in the pictures) and the top of the blade has a curved point and a curved bottom top. The blade measures 6 3/4", the OAL is 11 1/4". The sinew-sewn sheath has beading on only one side of the treated deer skin. The colors of the seed beads as seen in the photos are dark royal blue, white and turquoise; there are missing seed beads in various places on the sheath. The motifs of the seed beads are geometric shapes (diamonds) and checker motifs in joined triangle shapes. There is long leather fringe on the bottom of the sheath and an opening for the knife at the top of the sheath. The beadwork on the sheath are short lengths of beads affixed to the leather. He blade on the knife has a straight edge and a straight dull back that curves toward the edge at the end.
It gives the most control when held. Most notably, Sioux beadwork did not have a royal blue background, nor purple, the Blackfoot tribe did have a dark blue background color in their beadwork. The Sioux beadwork style had 8 or 9 beads to a row when sewn onto leather. The colors indicate the Blackfoot. The Blackfoot Sioux tribe are a division of the Lakota people.
Please see pictures and make your own opinion regarding condition etc. This knife is from an extensive collection of world edged weapons assembled in the 1970's & 80's by a Northern Florida antique dealer. If you need any additional information or more pictures just ask. We have lots of other unique items and are always adding more so please check out our store often. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured".The seller is "capete13" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.