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, metal, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 x 3 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5705

The knife has a sightly curved metal blade and a wooden handle. The blade ends at an angle, but is curved slightly along its length. It is secured into the wooden handle with plant fiber string wrapping and a tack. The wooden handle has a slight expansion at its free end, and is cut on an angle.