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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Knife, before 1922
  • Iron, bone, copper
  • Alaska, Northwest Coast, United States
  • L: 10 3/4 in, W: 1 in, D: 1 in (L: 27.3 cm, W: 2.5 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Henry F. DePuy, 1922
  • E21739


This knife uses a curved strip of antler for a handle. It has a short blade with a prolonged curve. Small copper nails secure the blade to the bone handle. There are decorative notches on the blade over the handle, perhaps the blade was made from an old saw. The antler is cut away to expose a straight edge. There is a hole through the very end of the handle.