Knife, from Government of Nunavut Collection, photo courtesy of Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Accession Number 995.002.071.

Bevelled knife

This knife has a triangular shaped blade that is double bevelled on each side, hinged to a bone shaft by two rectangular pieces of metal and five metal rivets. There is a hide thong wrapped around the handle. Originating from the Coronation Gulph area, it dates from 1920-1930, based on comparison with other museum collections of historic Copper Inuit.

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This knife was used for thrusting like a lance. It would have been used for killing.