People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
1998.22.147
Object Name:
Knife
Description:
Bone handled French clasp knife, the kind that was traded with Native Americans in the early trading posts in Wisconsin.
Comments:
This is a French or English folding knife from the 1700s with bone handles. It was found along the shore of Lake Winneconne. The curved end is a typical 18th century design. A folding or "pocket" knife was popular and common as a secondary knife because it was light and took up little space. Examples of pocket knives are often found at Fur Trade era sites.
Site Name:
Lasley's Point
Site#:
47-WN-96
Found:
Winnebago County, WI
Collector:
Kannenberg, Arthur P.
Material:
Metal/Bone
Culture/Period:
Fur Trade
Dimensions:
H-1.5 W-1.8 L-11.7 cm
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