I bought these in Banff, Alberta in 1971. They were made about 50 years ago by a Cree Indian living in the Banff area. This style was designed for heavy loads and was used by trappers carrying their furs out of the bush after a winter of trapping. I used them while gathering firewood in the woods outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario and while camping in the Boundary Waters. They have a lot of sentimental meaning to me but have been unused for years and deserve better. They're in excellent condition and ready to use but would benefit from a fresh coat of varnish. 57" long by about 10" wide made of hardwood and a gut mesh. These are the real deal. 125.00 and PM with interest. I'd also consider a trade for a good 60L backpack.