Snow knife

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Snow knife
Made from ivory walrus tusk

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson, 1975
Museum number 1975-2-9-1=2

Ivory walrus tusk shaped into a knife. The blade is shaped and flattened, tapering to a point. The top, square end has been pierced by three sets of holes for binding to a whale bone handle [part two]. This object was once the property of Walter Kinnes, Lynecloch, Killin and was left behind when his house was sold. The Inuit people would use a knife such as this for slicing snow.

Snow knife
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