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Weapon

Object Number:P3157A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Gilbert Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shark Teeth
Plant Fiber
Length: 20.5 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:30867 - Dealer's Number

Description

Small straight wood dagger, flat blade edged with large sharks’ teeth. Five teeth on each edge, pierced through bases for individual coconut fiber lashings which pass through holes on edges of blade. Median ridge on both faces. Handle cylindrical, pierced for loop of braided coconut fiber. Long crack on one side.

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