SCR11 - Eskimo Parasol Handle. Carved (Musk Ox?) Horn Handle.
This Eskimo made -parasol handle has been repurposed as a knife by affixing to a carved horn handle
in the Eskimo style. The handle is made of horn, and its rich golden color is
suggestive of an origin from the boss of the musk ox. This is completely
appropriate to the appearance of the knife. This horn handle is elaborately
carved in the shape of a hand, with long delicate fingers gripping the base of
the blade end. There is a hole for a lanyard through the handle, which is
appropriate to a parasol handle.. The curved blade (6 inches long) has been sharpened down, and
is surely not original to the handle. A brass ferrule (loose) protects the top
of the handle from further splintering. The handle is 5 ½ inches long. This is
a horn carving for a collector. Easily Good.
Price - $50.00