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    Great Basin/Northern Paiute Knife


    This cool knife is a museum-quality copy of prehistoric knives that have been found in Great Basin caves, one of which was found in a rockshelter in north-central Oregon near the Umpqua River.  Identical knives were also used in the Four Corners regions of the Southwestern desert approx 1000 year ago.  This knife has a mahogany obsidian blade set into a handle of desert juniper.  In the center of the handle a hole is drilled and through the hole is a cord made of hand twisted poplar bark that’s been tied to create a loop.  This allows your hand to slip through the loop and the knife dangles from your wrist like a bracelet.  This ingenious design keeps the knife ready for use…with a quick flip of the wrist the knife is instantly in your palm where the knife is grasped for use.  It also prevents the knife from being dropped and breaking the fragile blade.  7 1/2-inches total length.  Free shipping within the U.S.