1901.4.134 .1 1901.4.134 .2

Knife [.1] with single edged blade tanged into a hippo tusk handle, with a hide covered wooden sheath [.2] [SM 27/06/2007]

Place details: AFRICA. Malawi / Shire river. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Iron Metal / Hippo Ivory Tooth Animal / Wood Plant / Animal Hide Skin / String / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Carved / Covered / Riveted / Stitched / ?. Dimensions: Max L [knife] = 230 mm Max W [knife] = 23 mm Max L [sheath] = 182 mm Max W [sheath] = 32 mm Field Collector: William John Ansorge When Collected: 3 September 1893 Other Owners: From 3 September 1893, William John Ansorge; Stevens Auction Rooms; 12 February 1901, purchased by Henry Balfour; presented by Balfour to PRM PRM Source: Henry Balfour Acquired: Donated January 1901

KEYWORD: Knife / Sheath / Dagger / CLASS: Weapon / Tool / ?.