C.1900’s South Seas Wooden Knife and Weapon
An unusual C.1900’s South Seas Wooden Knife and Weapon.
A highly unusual C.1900’s South Seas Wooden Knife and Weapon. I believe these weapons to be from the Pacific Rim area and probably from the first quarter of the 20th Century although it is always difficult to accurately date these items. It comprises a carved wooden knife that is bound with cord and inset with a cowrie shell and piece of coral. The other weapon appears to be some kind of double-pointed stabbing weapon that is wrapped with hide(?) and with a cord. Again; it is inset with small cowrie shells. Condition of the pair of weapons is pretty good for its age and everything is complete – some wear to the knife blade. The blade length of the wooden knife is 8 inches and the length of the stabbing weapon is 14.5 inches. I have never seen these type of weapons before but certainly know that they are not European in origin!
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