Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • knife, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Point Hope, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • stone, bone, sinew
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 x 5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5693

The short knife has a grey stone blade and one cutting edge that flares past the width of the handle. The bone handle is dark brown. The joint is secured with sinew wrapping.