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The coyote’s Latin name, Canis latrans, translates to “barking dog”, and indeed this animal can make quite a racket! Coyote is a prominent part of this piece; the handle of the knife is a coyote leg bone, nature-cleaned and obtained from another artist. The water buffalo bone blade is an elegant counterpoint, and the hilt is wrapped in red-brown deerskin. The pommel is adorned with braided artificial sinew strung with an assortment of new and secondhand beads, and finished with one coyote fang and one coyote claw. The sheath, made of a vintage coyote legskin complete with paw and claws and more deerskin, is similarly adorned beaded strands.