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, leather
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 3 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5702

The knife has a wooden handle and a curved metal blade. The handle is relatively long and oval in cross section. The blade is short, curved at the end, and secured in the handle with a leather wrapping.