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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Knife, 19th century
  • Iron, antler, leather
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 8 1/8 in, W: 1 in, D: 1 in (L: 20.6 cm, W: 2.5 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13093


This is a crooked knife/melgar, made with a long curved handle of split antler with a bevelled point, to which is lashed a blade following the same curve with the edge angling up to the straight back and secured with a long strip of wrapped leather.