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1954-1989 (11)

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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Ivory butter knife
Ivory butter knife Ivory replicas of European knives; origin eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
2.
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.
3.
Ebony letter opener
Ebony letter opener Ebony paper knife with an elephant carved on the handle, large notch carved just below elephant; origin West Kenya.
4.
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
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.
8.
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).
10.
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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Domestic knife
Domestic knife Women's domestic knife with wooden handle; origin Mbo people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).