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Carving Knife: Lúgun / Carving knife.
LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1883
REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90458)
DIMENSIONS: 21 cm long.
Knifes with curved steel blades are used for carving. The handle of this 19th century knife is a caribou rib and the lashing is made from spruce tree root.