About this object

Cultural context

cutting tool

Physical description

Flat curved metal blade with inward curve and round end sharpened. Blade inserted into handle which has a flattened oval shape in cross section and a groove at end for blade with butt end having small point. Blade bound in place with coated cord. Handle decorated with long woven band in green, yellow, white, and red, tied to point and back of handle with green thread. At handle end, four braided and beaded strings fall forward (beads yellow, red, green, and black).