The handle is in the shape of a canoe paddle, thus the name paddle handle dag knife. VERY NICE patina all over, really shows its age! Nice Dutch wheel shaped brass tack pattern on the pommel.The unusual style handle and blade are very desirable. Conservatively dated to 1860 but may be earlier. Please ask any questions you may have. Thank you so much for looking! The item "Antique Plains Indian Dag Knife Forged Blade Hudsons Bay Co. Paddle Handle 1860" is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "mejsoldit" and is located in Lexington, Kentucky. This item can be shipped worldwide.