Knife

Lashed onto the bone haft is animal jaw with a piece of bear skin wrapped around with hair attached. This is considered to be medicine. The blade is a European import stamped with ‘JOUKES COULE'.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
1000/1904/11
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Collection Area Region
N
Material
metal (Jukes Coulson stamp)
Common Name
knife
Simple Name
knife
Inscription Transcription
Jukes Coul - refers to Jukes Coulson and Co. A Sheffield firm that specialised in exporting trade goods such as hunting knives. They were frequently imported by the Hudson Bay Company during the first half of the 19th century.
Production County
Northern Plains, Alberta
Production Country
Canada
Production Year High
1878

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ceremonial knife