Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0171

Category: Knife

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Bone, walrus ivory and sea mammal hide lashings.

Description: This is probably a Central Eskimo ivory bladed knife. It evidences no non-native features. The knife was broken and tied together in several places. This style knife may have been utilized for cutting snow blocks, for the building of a snow house, before the utilization of metal in the Arctic. This is a wonderful example of an early implement from CanadaÍs high North.

Dimensions: 17.5" x 2.75"


Paul Gray, Old Chatham, N.Y.


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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