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Knife

This prestige blade is called muder, which means ‘the scorpion’. It was not intended as a weapon and was never thrown as it is large and too heavy. The blade...

Knife

Used to incise designs into wooden clubs and other objects. The tooth is bound to the handle with coconut fibre thread....

Knife

Obsidian blade technology on this island group is over 4,000 years old. Obsidian sources were originally located on the islands of Poam, Mouk and Lou and was traded along...

Knife

Based on earlier shark-tooth weapons, these knives were made for the export market. A scientific study of shark teeth on 19th century weapons has shown that certain species of shark...

Snow knife

This knife is shaped for a hand grip as well as for attaching to a harpoon shaft. Collected 1826-7 by Peard on the voyage of HMS Blossom....

Ngolo

This elaborately forged knife, called an ngolo, was used exclusively on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of the legitimacy of the chief. This form has been linked in European reports...

Knife

This knife (musele) is not a weapon. It is a mark of authority and status. Chiefs and ritual specialists of the Mungala secret society would own such knives. They were...

Knife

This Australian stone knife has been set into a handle made out of gum to make it easier to use. When a piece of stone like this was first knocked...