Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wood carving knife
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • wood carving knife, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, metal, wood, wire
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5701

The knife has a curved bone handle and a short metal blade. The bone handle is dark brown, except for the edges, and has a natural curvature. The short blade is wider at the base and pointed at the end, it is held steady with a wooden shim and a wire wrapping.