Knife

Description
Warfare was frequent within this group of 33 coral atolls, used to settle disputes over land ownership and titles. Current analysis of historic examples is determining the age of the weapon as well as the loss of shark species. Commonly used species (Spot-tail and Dusky sharks) are now no longer found in these waters.
Accession Loan No.
11/1900/8
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
knife
Simple Name
knife
Full Name
shark-tooth knife
Dimensions
whole length 795 mm; whole width 38 mm
Production County
Gilbert Islands
Production Country
Kiribati
Production Area Region
Micronesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood; vegetable fibre; wood; shark teeth; fibre palm leaf
Collection Area Region
MICRO
Collection Continent
Pacific

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