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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Northeast Native American Crooked Knife

This is primitive tool handmade by Northeast Native American Woodland tribe. Handcarved into the wood of the handle is a crown on one side and likely a signature, "MAP X" on the other side.  The steel knife blade is attached to the handle with wire and nails.  These tools were used for various purposes, one likely being to cut splints for basket making.


The link below will take you to a web site that has a PDF download of a book about the history of crook knives by authors Russel and Ned Jalbert, titled "Mocotaugan, the Story and the Art of the Crooked Knife"     http://mocotauganthebook.com/

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