Most likely a Russian trade item that found its way east from Alaska, this iron knife, with its forked and spiraled hilt, has the handle wrapped with hide.  These knives often appear in drawings and the occasional photograph from this period.

Dimensions: 370 x 109 mm

Provenance: Gwich’in

Given by B.R. Ross, Fort Simpson, 1862

Museum Number: National Museums of Scotland A.848.12 D