Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bolo knife?
  • Country Unknown
  • bolo knife?, late 1800s–2007
  • iron, metal, wood
  • Object Length/Width: 52 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0390

This is a long knife with a straight iron blade. It has a flat end rather than a point and one cutting edge. The wooden handle is undecorated but has six sides and gets larger at the far end. There is a metal, possibly brass, band near the blade.