Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • knife, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 2 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 3/4 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5685

The knife has a wooden handle and a curved metal blade, similar to an ulu. The tang of the knife goes through the wooden handle and emerges from one side only. It then curves down to form the blade. It has a brown handle and a dark metal blade.