Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sakin or bazai (knife)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • sakin or bazai (knife), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • iron, wood
  • Object Length/Width: 29 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0396

This knife has a rough-hewn handle that appears to be a branch, cut to length with the bark left on. The blade is straight with a short triangular point. There are two cutting edges.

It is intended for use as a kitchen utility knife.