This item was identified by Roderick MacFarlane as a Hudson's Bay Company voyaguer's knife. The long, curved iron blade and the shape of the wooden handle is typical of crooked knives made and used by French Canadian and Métis voyaguers hired by the HBC to transport supplies to trading posts and to bring fur from the trading posts to warehouses in the south. It is not known if MacFarlane acquired this item from a voyageur, or from an Inuvialuk who obtained it from one of the voyageurs who worked for the HBC.
FROM CARD: "ILLUS. IN USNM REPT, 1897; FIG. 8; P. 736."