Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Philippines
  • razor, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Manilla, Philippines
  • wood, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 x 4 x 1.5 cm measured while open
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in measured while open
  • Gift of J. W. Ozias
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6837

The razor has a triangular metal blade and a short wooden handle. The narrow point of the triangle is held to the wooden handle with a small pin as a hinge to allow the cutting edge to close into a groove in the wood.