Knife

Description
Despite its crude appearance, this tool would have been used for cutting and cleaning seal and whale meat. This has an iron cutting blade set into a wooden handle bound in animal sinew. Iron wasn’t known until the arrival of Europeans who traded it.
Accession Loan No.
E1234
Simple Name
knife
Full Name
knife
Common Name
knife
Production Country
Canada
Material
wood; iron; sinew
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Collection Contintent
America
Collection Area Region
N
Production County
Western Arctic
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Production Year High
1778
Cultural Group
possibly Inuit
Family Group

Function Name
tool
Function Detail
Captain Cook headed north in 1778 after leaving Hawaii and came to the American Northwest and the Arctic. Iron wasn’t known until the arrival of Europeans who traded it. It is difficult to know the exact origin or function of this tool.
Dimensions
whole length 145 mm; whole diameter 47 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:21
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:30

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