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|This Tlingit fighting knife marries a sensitively carved bear on the pommel with a very sharp blade that was forged from an old file. The handle is wrapped with cord. Such file-blade knives are very rare. An old collector's label on the cord wrapped around the handle says "Chileat Alaska 1889."|
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: steel, wood, cord|
|Dimensions: 11 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.; 27.9 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Native American Clothing and Antiques|
|The Tlingit were the preeminent metalworkers of the Northwest Coast, working both with native copper and with copper and iron obtained through trade.|
|Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's as Lot 200 on November 28, 1989|
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121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
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