dagger (weapons: edged); dagger sheath (dagger (weapons: edged))

Dagger and sheath. The dagger has an iron blade and a handle made of antler. The sheath is made of two sections of carved antler. It has a band of leather sewn to itself along edge covers the upper part. Lower part is curved and decorated with engraved and blackened geometrical designs, on one side chiefly diamond-shaped, and on the other with three reindeer and geometrically shaped trees.


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