Knife with Leather Scabbard
Wood, metal, and leather
10 in. x 1 in. (25.4 cm x 2.54 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 91.E1.33
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear
Culture/Nationality: Native American
Collection: Nahm Collection
This object has the following keywords:
knives*, leather*, metal*, Native American*, North American*, scabbards*, Southwestern Native American*, wood*
- knives - Cutting instruments consisting of a blade with a sharpened longitudinal edge fixed in a handle, either rigidly as in a table-, carving, or sheath-knife, or with a joint as in a pocket- or clasp-knife. Knives may be used to cut food, especially in serving and eating, as weapons, and for other purposes. The blade may be of steel or another metal or stone, as in the flint knives of early man, or of another material such as ivory or wood (as with a paperknife). The term also refers to tools that are shaped or used as knives, even if the edge is not particularly sharp or actually used for cutting.
- leather - The skin or hide of an animal that has been tanned to render it resistant to putrefication and relatively soft and flexible when dry. For composite material made from scrap leather pieces, use "maril."
- metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
- Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
- North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
- scabbards - Rigid sheaths made of wood, metal, or leather, used to enclose and carry edged weapons or tools, or hand weapons such as carbines and rifles.
- Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
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