Early American Indian Aboriginal Crooked Knife - 65452R

$ 125.00
  • Early American Indian Aboriginal Crooked Knife

Early American Indian Aboriginal Crooked Knife - 65452R

$ 125.00
Item #: 65452R

Ornately carved and checkered. The blade is tight and secure, held by many wraps of twine. Found in Maine. 10 inches long. Very early. The origin of the crooked knife dates back to the 17th century North America. Henry David Thoreau wrote in 1848 "I suspect that it was made according to an aboriginal pattern" referring to a crooked knife being used by an Indian to fashion a canoe paddle. He had reported that he had seen other native Americans as well as white woodsmen using them. The crooked knife was used in the wilderness as a lightweight one handed drawknife. A tool that could accomplish almost any woodworking need.

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Ornately carved and checkered. The blade is tight and secure, held by many wraps of twine. Found in Maine. 10 inches long. Very early. The origin of the crooked knife dates back to the 17th century North America. Henry David Thoreau wrote in 1848 "I suspect that it was made according to an aboriginal pattern" referring to a crooked knife being used by an Indian to fashion a canoe paddle. He had reported that he had seen other native Americans as well as white woodsmen using them. The crooked knife was used in the wilderness as a lightweight one handed drawknife. A tool that could accomplish almost any woodworking need.