Scalping knife

a knife used by North American Indians in scalping.

See also: Scalping

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy knee.
intriguingly anani, quoted in the impressive catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition, states that he employs a scalping knife to evoke "a more tangible sense of violent winds or feelings of anguish and rage." Mansour uses mixed elements to indicate "the beginning and the end", thus combining charcoal and brush drawings.
"You certainly boil a good egg," said my wife, the lovely turquoise sparkling in her eyes, as she lifted the scalping knife.