Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • dagger, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • iron, wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 42 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0366

This is a long-bladed knife with a wooden handle that is concave on both sides. The iron blade has a proximal segment without a cutting edge and a distal segment where most of the edge is sharpened. The surface of either face is textured, not smooth, but undecorated otherwise.