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Old 25th May 2022, 04:51 PM   #4
Jim McDougall
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Hombre thank you for posting this! Amazing, we dont see nearly enough of these kinds of weapons from the frontier days, and its exciting to see the arms which came into American Indian use.
David, perfect reference in your entry, thank you.

As shown in that reference, the marking listing Jukes Coulson & Co. predates 1870, and this Sheffield company was one of many making knives for the American market, including the famed Bowie's.

As the firm existed from 1768 as per London directory, it was likely active some years prior. These knives were apparently known by a number of terms, but importantly they were often regarded as 'Hudson's Bay Co.' knives, and found throughout the plains.

It would be interesting to know about the bead work, which is clearly from Plains tribes, and combined with vintage American arms a wonderful pairing.

Attached is a Remington M1867 rolling block pistol in a flap over holster decorated in Shoshone bead work. The Shoshone, along with Crow, allied with US Army in the 1870s as they fought against the Lakota and Cheyenne, who were their enemy.
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