Early Frontier Knife From the Borderlands

Item: 1579

Origin: Spanish Colonial/Navajo/Comanche
Date: Late 18th to early 19th century

Media: Steel, horn

Dimensions: 11.75″ over all length, blade 7.5″, handle 4″

Description: This is a rare and early frontier knife much like the belduque, the famous knife favored by the Southern Plains Indians for everyday use.  This knife has a steel blade sandwiched between two pieces of horn for the handle.  There are no marks or evidence of who made it.  It was likely hand wrought by a blacksmith in Mexico and it made its way north into the hands of the natives.

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Condition:  Condition is original without restoration.

Provenance:  From a private Albuquerque, NM collection that was purchased from a Navajo on the reservation in the 1960s.

Price: 875

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