AB 788, ice pick, Inuit, copper, antler, 37.5 cm x 3 cm, Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada. AB 789, ice pick, Inuit, copper, antler, 46.6 cm x 3 cm, Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

Long bladed knives -Inuit ice picks

Long bladed knives - Inuit ice picks.

Evidence
These long bladed knives are like the pana, but the blade is sharper and narrower. They would have been less useful for cutting snow blocks but rather designed for cutting up whales.

Perspective
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Significance
These knives have rough metal blades set into antler handles. The metal would have been provided either by explorers or whalers and was probably recycled from some other implement..