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Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Description
    knife. bone handle. four shark's teeth.
  • Place
  • Identifier
    25475, 1940.90
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1940.90, 25475
  • Notes
    This knife was used for fighting by women. Four sharks teeth were lashed to the shaped bone handle with sennit rope. Much Kiribati weaponry include sharks teeth, and hence strong dense armour was developed for use in battle.
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  • Dimensions
    0 - Whole length : 101.6mm
  • Date created
    22 July 2002

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