Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wood carving knife
  • Klallam peoples
  • wood carving knife, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • wood, cloth, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 x 4.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5706

The knife has a relatively long wooden handle and a short metal blade. The handle curves slightly, and has a longitudinal slit in the cylindrical end to accept the tang of the blade. That end is wrapped with cloth. The remainder of the handle is brown and flattened, with a slight curl at the free end.