Steel surgical knife with wooden handle and sheath

Made:
1880-1920 in Zimbabwe
maker:
Shona people

Steel surgical knife with wooden handle and sheath bound with strips of animal gut, sheath has lug for suspension, Mashona, South East Africa, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A658243
Materials:
gut, animal, steel, wood
type:
surgical knife
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument

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