Wrist knife

Description
This is a pastoralist’s weapon and ornament. The blade is cut from a rectangular iron sheet and the outer and inner edges are sheathed in animal hide. It is a fighting weapon used by men, women and children.
Accession Loan No.
84/2005/9
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
wrist knife
Simple Name
knife
Full Name
wrist knife
Dimensions
whole diameter 99 mm
Cultural Group
Pokot
Production Year High
1974
Production County
southern region
Production Country
Kenya
Production Area Region
East Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
iron; animal hide
Function Name
close quarter fighting weapon
Collection Area Region
NE
Collection Continent
Africa

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