Rare Woodlands Crooked Knife with Large House Carving

Circa: 1840-1860
Size: 12" (oal including blade); 7" (oal of handle)
Carved from the solid, this large and dramatic Woodlands Indian crooked knife features a large house or cabin atop four stilts. Though the meaning or reference to the unexpected carving is unknown, I have seen just one other with a house carved upon the handle (Mocotaugen The Story and Art of the Crooked Knife, Jalbert, plate 1, pps. 62-63).

This is the most exciting crooked knife I have seen in some time.

Condition: Excellent with a complex dry surface.

Price: SOLD