WOODLAND INDIAN QUILLWORK SHEATH AND ENGLISH TRADE KNIFE This is a beautiful eastern woodland Indian quilled sheath with an English trade style knife I recently completed. It is made from brain tanned smoked deer dyed with walnut hulls. It is authentic to the 18th century pattern used by the various tribes and longhunters. This sheath measures 2 1/4 inches and is 9 1/2 inches in height. The strap is made from the same brain tanned deer. It is fully lined with local birch bark to protect the stitching from the knife blade (I live in western NY along the banks of Little Beard Creek in the old historic Seneca country so my materials are from the same land). It is edged with white glass Czech beads. All stitching was done with natural linen thread. It is decorated with Iroquois motif quillwork in a geometric and organic design elements. The porcupine quills are natural white with natural dyed red, black, and yellow quills. There are 8 brass cones filled with red dyed deer hair decorating the sheath. It has a red wool edging at the top section of the sheath. The knife is a high quality forged English trade knife made by Jeff White, bladesmith, in the typical 18th century. It is made of strong carbon steel and holds an edge very well. It is stamped with the makers mark. The handle is 4 inched and the blade is 5 3/8 inches. There are 3 small brass pins on the walnut handle. This handsome porcupine qilled sheath and knife would make a nice addition for anyone doing a historic woodland Indian or Longhunter reanactor impression. It also makes a beautiful decorative piece for any frontier motif in your home or office. Please email me any questions you may have, or for custom work.
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