Lot 237

Cheyenne Sheath & Lamson Goodnow c. 1900- Knife

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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The lot features a Cheyenne beaded Buffalo hide sheath and Lamson & Goodnow, c. 1900-1930’s, trade knife. The sheath is comprised of Indian brain-tanned Buffalo Bison hide with an original belt tie strap still attached and glass trade seed beads in a geometric Cheyenne pattern on the front. The beadwork shows a chalk white and semi-transparent dark blue striped top with border of chalk white and medium blue and central pattern of semi-transparent red and greasy corn yellow. The knife is 11-inches-long overall, with a curved skinning blade hallmarked “MADE IN U.S. BY LAMSON & GOODNOW MFG. CO.” with the outline of the continental United states and the iconic oval hallmark at the center holding the sideways anchor. Lamson and Goodnow was established in Massachusetts in 1837, being one of the oldest cutlery manufacturers in the United States. Their blades became well known and heavily used during the Civil War and Indian Wars and are still made to this day. Earlier examples show one and two straight line hallmarks, which then later changed to the oval plaque with anchor at the center hallmark in the late 1800’s early 1900’s. The knife is in the pattern of the J. Russell & Co. Green River Works Buffalo Skinning knife or the Foster Bros. knife. The set shows good overall condition and expected wear from age and use. Provenance: From the ex-collection of Tom Hardy Indianapolis, Indiana. Sheath measures overall 10.5” L by 3” W and the knife is 11” L.