Traditionally created for tanning hides to be used in ceremonial clothing or other sacred objects, this contemporary Plains Indian knife is made of antler and stone. This piece is about seven inches long, and the curved antler handle fits nicely in the hand when tanning. The stone arrowhead had been set into a groove in the antler and secured with natural sinew. This Plains tanning knife comes from Dogbotz Boneyard proprietor Patrick Price’s private collection of tribal artifacts.
This unique tanning knife would make for an exceptional addition to any collection of Native American tools or artifacts.