Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
The ability to make a crooked knife, a one-handed draw knife, was a necessary life skill for Native People of this region.
After contact with the Europeans, Native Peoples began attaching metal blades to wooden handles.
Crooked knife handles were made from a variety of hardwoods and antlers and were carved to fit the hand of the user.
They often were decorated with chip carving and relief-carved designs.
About This Item
- Title: Crooked knife, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- State: ME
- Media: Antler, metal
- Local Code: HM 6301
- 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
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