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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Gurkha knife
Gurkha knife A kukri, or "Gurkha knife"; large knife has decorated ivory handle and blade, metal piece at end of the handle, pointed tip; two small knives with ivory handles; all three knives fit into plain black sheath; origin Nepal.
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Ivory knife rest
Ivory knife rest Ivory knife rest with an elephant design, made for hotel use; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Knife
Knife Carved wooden knife. Origin Togo
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Knife
Knife Knife with carved wooden handle. Origin Nigeria.
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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with decorated wood handle and metal blade, still sharp; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with decorated wooden handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Domestic knife with wooden handle; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
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Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle with some decoration; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
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Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with machete-shaped blade and wooden handle wrapped in thin strips of metal; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbo people.
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Bush knife
Bush knife Bush knife with a wooden handle and no decoration, blade in the shape of a small machete; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Ceremonial knife
Ceremonial knife Ceremonial knife used in a wedding exchange; curved metal blade with three holes, wooden handle with decorative metal wrap near the blade; origin Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Mangbetu people.
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Small knife
Small knife Small knife with wooden handle wrapped in a metal strip; hide sheath decorated with a strip of wood wrapped with thick thread; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Women's domestic knife with wooden handle; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Circular knife
Circular knife Circular knife, believed to be worn on a wrist; blade edge is covered, ends of cover have copper fittings, interior opening has cover with wire decoration; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
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Knife with sheath
Knife with sheath Decorative knife with metal blade and wooden handle with metal dots at top and base; sheath with a wrist thong made of some sort of hide; metal wire wrapped around tip of sheath; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Women's domestic knife with wooden handle and metal, diamond-shaped blade; some type of coating on blade; origin Mbuti people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Knife with wooden handle and sheath
Knife with wooden handle and sheath Man's knife with metal blade in a two-sectioned wooden sheath which is wrapped in some areas with metal lacing; wooden carved handle; appears to be carved from the same piece of wood; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Knife with bone handle
Knife with bone handle Knife with bone handle and metal blade; origin Ituri rainforest, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Women's domestic knife; metal spiraled around wooden handle; metal blade is machete-shaped; origin Mbo people of the Ituri rainforest.
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Knife with wooden handle
Knife with wooden handle Knife with metal blade and wooden handle; metal strips wrap around upper portion of handle; origin Bira people of the Ituri rainforest.