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Knife

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Object Number:42-30-552A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Aruwimi District
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Brass
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:476 - Other Number

Description

Lanceolate iron blade; straight wooden gruard covered with zinc. Flat wooden grip in the form of an elongated diamond with concave lower sides, wrapped with copper, brass, and silver wire, except that near the end the wire is drawn through slits near the edge instead of going over the edge.

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