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The crooked knife was, and for many still is, an essential basket making, canoe making, and carving tool. It functions like a single-handed draw knife, fitting ergonomically into the hand and is pulled toward the user. The handles of crooked knives are frequently beautifully carved, while the blades are usually re-worked files.
About This Item
- Title: Crooked knife, Penobscot, ca. 1850
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- State: ME
- Media: Hardwood, leather, metal
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 11 cm x 4.5 cm
- Local Code: 5041
- Collection: Penobscot
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Abenaki Indians
- Basket making--Equipment and supplies
- Implements, utensils, etc.--Maine
- Indians of North America--Maine--Abenaki Indians
- Indians of North America--Maine--Implements
- Wabanaki Indians
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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