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'.
|Full Name||ceremonial knife|
|Material||metal (Jukes Coulson stamp)|
|Collection class||Arms and armour|
|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.|