Keet Gwalaa = Killer Whale Dagger


From: Alaska | Angoon

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Keet Gwalaa = Killer Whale Dagger
Object Number 2006-20-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit | Dawl'aweidi Clan
Provenience Alaska | Angoon
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Creator Harold Jacobs | Steve Brown
Date Made 1985
Section American
Materials German Silver | Nickel | Copper | Leather
Iconography Killer Whale

Killer Whale Dagger (=Keet Gwalaa in Tlingit). German Silver / nickel dagger with a killer whale hilt and leather strap. Copper above and below the leather. Die, used by Harold Jacobs in 1985 to make dagger, carved by Steve Brown.

Height 65 cm
Width 11.4 cm
Depth 3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Harold Jacobs, 2006

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