Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Maasai maker
  • sword, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Kenya or Tanzania?
  • iron, leather, wood
  • Object Length/Width: 84 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 1/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0340

This long, flat iron blade has a keel down the middle. The blade is wider near the tip than near the handle. The wooden handle is wrapped in leather.