Ornamented Native American Dag Knives Lead North American Auction Company’s Upcoming SaleApr 22, 2023 11:00 EDT
Native Americans often emulate patterns and motifs from nature when crafting objects. A beavertail dagger or dag knife was named after the beaver’s tail, which was the original design inspiration for them. A double-edged weapon, it has been used by Native Americans for both fighting and utility purposes. An I&H Sorby stamped presentation grade dag knife with a large paddle-like forged blade is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from North American Auction Company. Its fancy handle has a carved grip scale pattern in solid bone, most likely of a Great American Bison Buffalo. Ornamented with silverwork accents, the handle features a circle guard front, diamond-shaped tapering gripping area, and circle pommel end.
Another significant dag knife is accompanied by a striking sheath with vibrant beadwork, possibly from the Northern Plains Native American Indians. The sheath is made of tanned Great American Bison Buffalo hide with geometric-patterned beadwork. The colors include yellow and blue, red, and chalk white. It is further adorned with old hand-rolled tin cone danglers and hand-cut hide fringes. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Fine Montana Collector Sale – April 2023, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (42), Jewelry (196), American Indian & Ethnographic (139), Collectibles (333)
# of Lots:743
Price Range:$50 - 24,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|I&H Sorby American Presentation Grade Dag Knife|| Estimate: |
|Navajo Pine Springs Rug by Ruth Moore c. 1980 Huge|| Estimate: |
|Rare 19th Century Osage Ball Head War Club|| Estimate: |
|Northern Plains Beaded Hide Sheath & Dag Knife|| Estimate: |
|Winchester 1894 .Deluxe Short Rifle .30 WCF|| Estimate: |
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