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Weapon

Object Number:P3157B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Gilbert Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shark Teeth
Plant Fiber
Length: 30 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:30871 - Oldman Number

Description

Small light-colored wood dagger, very slightly curved, blade edged with large sharks’ teeth. Twelve teeth on one side, ten on the other (one missing), pierced through bases for individual coconut fiber lashings, which pass through holes on edges of blade. Median ridge on both faces. Groove between blade and handle for loop of twisted coconut fiber. Crack through handle and bottom of blade, one face.

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