Lashed onto the bone haft is animal jaw with a piece of bear skin wrapped around with hair attached. This is considered to be medicine. The blade is a European import stamped with ‘JOUKES COULE'.

Object Summary

Museum Number 1000/1904/11
Simple Name knife
Full Name ceremonial knife
Common Name knife
Production country Canada
Material metal (Jukes Coulson stamp)
Collection class Arms and armour
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county Northern Plains, Alberta
Production continent North America
Production year high 1878
Inscription transcription Jukes Coul - refers to Jukes Coulson and Co. A Sheffield firm that specialised in exporting trade goods such as hunting knives. They were frequently imported by the Hudson Bay Company during the first half of the 19th century.
Cultural group Blackfoot