The Huntsman was a man sent by the Evil Queen as her first attempt to kill Snow White. She gave him a box and told him to bring back the heart of Snow White. The box was decorated with a heart and a knife replica as the lock and bolt. It has the image of a heart with a knife in it. Now Evie uses it as a purse.
Though the Huntsman originally agreed to kill Snow White for the Evil Queen, when he saw her beauty and heard her voice he decided against it. The huntsman instead killed a pig and put its heart in an attempt to deceive the Evil Queen and save Snow White. Unfortunately when the Evil Queen next asked the Magic Mirror who the fairest is it replied "In the cottage of the seven dwarfs, Snow White still lives the fairest in the land. 'Tis the heart of a pig you hold in your hand."