abarait (Wrist Knife)

About this object

History of use

Knife used in fighting; at other times worn as decoration or used for utilitarian cutting purposes.

Cultural context

Decorative; utensil; weapon.

Physical description

Flat round wrist knife with leather shields. Leather strip covering outside is held on with iron clips. Leather covering on inside part of blade where wrist fits. Held on with copper wire wound around leather.