A very interesting and probable C.1800's Inuit Indian Leaf-bladed Knife Dagger. This is quite a difficult one to identify and trying to research comparable examples has so far proved elusive and I am basing my assumption on similar antique Inuit knives that feature these distinctive leaf-shaped blades. Some early Inuit snow knives used to carved ice blocks also have this type of blade profile. If anyone has an alternative theory on this knife I would be very interested to hear from them.
The dagger comprises a marine ivory and brass mounted hilt wrapped in leather bands. The blade is of prominent leaf shape and double-edged. Condition is good overall for its age with some commensurate wear to the blade. Blade length is 7 inches (10 inches overall).
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