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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1990.19.04
Object Name Knife, Skinning
Description Steel bladed skinning knife with a wooden handle. Impressed markings on the blade indicate maker: "I. Wil....Sycamore ST, Sheffield, England". The missing word is "Wilson", an English manufacturer founded in 1750. I. Wilson was the most popular producer of trade knives during the height of the fur trade in the early- to mid-19th century, catering to the Hudson's Bay Company as well as the American Fur Company and the Northwest Company. These knives were used by Native Americans as well as Euro-American fur trappers. Measures 9 3/4 inches long.
Date Mid-19th century
Search Terms Knife
Skinning
Trapping
Hunting
Trade Goods
Knives
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