Pokot Finger Knife SB.1.23

Pokot Finger Knife SB.1.23

SB.1.23
Finger knife
Finger knife. Turkana. Pokot. Kenya. No 78. XI.AC.12. Original list: "Turkana. Pokot. Finger Knife. Copper, iron. Man, warrior". Set of two small iron knives, forged in a ring. One has a rounded blade sharpened over the entire periphery; the other, claw-shaped, has only one edge. The bases of these two elements are decorated with coiled copper wire. "Besides this legal weapon, they [Turkana] used to wear the now forbidden finger-knife, a deadly hook usually concealed inside the palm of the hand" (J. Adamson. 1967: 57).
Category: Ring
Material: Iron. Copper.Location (s) Kenya
Dimensions in Centimeters:
Length: 7.5
Width: 3.5
Height: 1
Other dim .: 1/3: 7.5 x 3.5 x 1 (2 items) 2/3: 4.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 3/3: 4.5 x 3 x 0.5 Original list: W: 0.2H: 8L: 0.6

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