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Knife

Knife Sheath

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Object Number:42-30-113
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Venezuela
Orinoco River
Culture Area: South American Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Metal
Horn (animal part)
Leather
Length: 29.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:112 - Collector Number

Description

Straight, single-edged steel blade, cutting edge slanted to point; wide, shallow groove on both faces of blade near socket end. Silver-gilt socket and square section over end of blade engraved with rayed semicircles. Dark wooden grip with double central band of dark horn edged with gold wire. Silver band, through which the tang projects, over end and inserted in a slit on one side of grip. Black leather sheath with separate dark red leather tip, band around top, and strap on back. The face of the sheath decorated with impressed rayed semicircles and diagonal lines.

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