Knife

About this object

History of use

King Icibondo's knife, used for many utilitarian purposes as well as for ceremonial and rituals ones. Personal items such as knifes are individually owned and some carry intensely personal meanings. Knives serve many purposes from cutting timber or food, flaying animals, or as a weapon.

Cultural context

Ultilitarian; ceremonial

Physical description

Large steel knife with round carved wooden handle. Triangular blade with point at right angles to handle. Sharp on all edges. Two holes in centre of blade.