Turkana Finger Knife SB.1.21

Turkana Finger Knife SB.1.21

SB.1.21
Finger knife
Finger knife. Turkana. Kenya. No 78. XI.AC.12. Original list: "Turkana. Pokot. Finger Knife. Copper, iron. Man, warrior". Small iron knife, forged in a ring and characterized by an extremely sharp rounded blade. The ring is decorated with copper wire wound at the intersection of the blade and the ring. Rings of this type were worn on the thumb by the men Turkana and Karamajong. "Besides this legal weapon, they used to wear the now forbidden finger-knife, a deadly hook usually concealed inside the palm of the hand" (J. Adamson. 1967: 57). See "(...) an iron thumb knife, akoli, bound with copper wire, used by Karamajong and Turkana men for both fighting and domestic purposes" in A. Fisher. 1984: 62.
Category: Finger Knife
Material: Iron. Copper.
Location: Kenya
Size 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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