Indian crooked knife, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


The crooked knife, a one-handed draw knife, indigenous to the Northeast, was an essential tool for Indians in this region.

Crooked knives were used to shape objects by slicing and shaving and used to hollow out wooden bowls and dishes.

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About This Item

  • Title: Indian crooked knife, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal, antler
  • Local Code: HM 6300
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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