George Wostenholm & Son
Date Made/Found: circa 1900
Material and Medium: steel Bronze Leather
Dimensions: Overall: 70 x 275mm (2 3/4 x 10 13/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1961.238
This distinctive dagger features an ornamental handle made of cast bronze in the form of a Native American warrior. The figure has its hair in a top knot and is carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. The sheath is also of bronze with an ornate relief design of warriors and symbols while the dagger’s crossguard (or quillion as it is sometimes known) features bears’ heads at each end.
The blade is made of steel and its edges have not been ground, indicating that this knife was made for ceremonial or ornamental use. It was made around 1900 and is a second edition of a style first made by Wostenholm 40 years earlier.Display Location: