deer-jaw-sickleThe sickle cut tough, tall native grasses used in constructing thatched roofs and/or sides of houses. Just as the deer’s teeth could cut food, the deer jaw sickle can saw tough prairie grass stems.

Deer jaw sickles are found on archaeological site in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and other areas where tall prairie grass grew. Bound with rawhide and hide glue for a tight long lasting tool that will withstand hours of cutting.