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stone blade and handle
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • stone blade and handle, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Point Hope, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • slate, wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: together 7.5 x 9.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: together 2 15/16 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Axel Towksjhea
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5834.a,b
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Description

Small knife with stone blade and wood handle.

2007.5834.a: Dark grey stone blade with a trapezoidal shape. Narrower top edge sits into wooden handle. Wider bottom edge is curved and comes to a point at either end.

2007.5834.b: Light brown wooden handle. Roughly cylindrical. Slit to receive blade.