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
  • wood, iron, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 4 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5699

The curved knife has a metal blade and a wooden handle. The brown wooden handle is oval in cross section with a split to receive the flat end of the blade. It is wrapped with string to hold it in place. The curved blade comes to a point.