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>>1874 Am. buffalo hunter
Subject: buffalo hunter, army scout
Culture: Anglo-American
Setting: buffalo trade, Great Plains 1868-1889
Object: skinning knife

* Frontier Texas!
"Skinning Knives
Buffalo skinners needed sharp, reliable knives to complete their jobs.  They usually kept two knives available at all times.  In a typical day, a skinner removed the hides off of an average of fifty buffalo, which required them to sharpen their knives several times a day."

* State Fair of Texas 2014