Knife handle - 962.258.146_1


Knife handle

Maker: Euro-Canadian (Fur Trade)
Geography: Ontario, French River, Double Rapids
Date: c. 1730-1850 AD
Period: Colonial (1700-1850 AD)
10 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
Object number: 962.258.146
Not on view
DescriptionOne half of a butcher knife wooden handle, recovered from the French River (Double Rapids) along with other fur trade commodities in 1961. The current interpretation for these objects is that they sank to the bottom of the river during canoe accidents. In the fur trade context, knives were generally destined for trade with Indigenous individuals and communities in exchange for food and furs.
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