Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • blade, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • iron
  • Object Length/Width: 16 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0372

This is a small black iron blade intended to be inserted into a handle. The blade portion is triangular with very small waves along the two longer edges. The shorter edge is the cutting edge. The long narrow tab at the point where the long sides come together was probably inserted into a handle.