Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • machete, 1989
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • metal, plastic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 75 x 7.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5336

The large bladed knife has a black plastic handle. The blade has two cutting edges, but the edge with the more pronounced curve is sharp for a shorter length. There is a black sticker at the proximal end of the blade.