Effigy Style Crooked Knife

Crooked knife with multiple design features, including a inlaid pewter heart and 3 carved hearts, along with fine chip carving and vine decoration. According to the former owner, the knife is a Native American effigy type with the chip carving and crossed lines at the top of the handle possibly representing the "horned Manitou" spirit. 10" L. and in fine original condition with blade secured by copper wire wrapping. Circa early - mid 19th century. It was formerly in the collection of a Dr. Maurer, past Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. (this may have been one Evan Maurer, although Maurer is a very common name amongst professors at U. of M.). (CK-9)
 
$465
 
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Effigy Style Crooked Knife

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