Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Plains maker
  • flesher, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • wood, carving
  • Length/Width/Depth: 31.5 x 15 x 5.5 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0469

This is an "L" shaped wooden handle. The vertical portion is cylindrical and the crosspiece is flattened, tapering toward the end. There is a groove that once butted up to the stone end that was actually used for fleshing hides.