From: United States of America | Alaska | Klukwan (uncertain)
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||United States of America | Alaska | Klukwan (uncertain)|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Locus||Klukwan Kaagwaantaan Clan? | Klukwan Dagisdinaa Clan?|
|Materials||Copper | Caribou Hide | Fur | Abalone Shell | Musk Ox Horn | Wood|
Dagger made from copper. The blade has two longitudinal grooves on either side of a center line- a result of a reinforcing rib of copper added to strengthen the blade. The hilt is an extension of the blade and of the same copper wrapped with a caribou hide strip. The pommel is made from musk-ox horn with fur around the back and edges and represents a bear. The bear's eyes are inlaid with abalone shell and bands of copper cover the lips, eyebrows, and nostrils, each secured with tiny copper nails. A plate at the base of the blade is also made from musk-ox horn and is held in place with copper rivets.
|Credit Line||Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905|
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