Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • knife, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, metal, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 6 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5703

The knife has a short metal blade and a curved wooden handle. The blade inserts into the end of the handle, secured with a string wrapping. The wooden handle is bent about halfway down its length. The end closer to the blade is undecorated. The other end has incised cross hatching on the sides and small triangles down the middle. The curved, knob-like end also has triangles. It is brown.