Scalping knife
Scalping Scalp"ing (sk[a^]lp"[i^]ng), a. & n. from {Scalp}. [1913 Webster]

{Scalping iron} (Surg.), an instrument used in scraping foul and carious bones; a raspatory.

{Scalping knife}, a knife used by North American Indians in scalping. [1913 Webster]


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