Very Old Bone Dagger, Papua New Guinea. Bone daggers are made from the thighbone of the huge cassowary bird. They are generally worn in a woven band on the upper arm and occasionally on a cord around the neck. This multi-purpose tool is used for fighting, hunting, digging, ceremonial sacrifice, and singsing (dancing) decoration. Once the tip gets broken off too many times the dagger is often converted into a lime spatula or thatch sewing tool, which is what this one had become. The age patina on this is a beautiful deep reddish brown that goes deep into the bone. It is circa 1950’s or before. Comes with a custom mount, it is 8.5 inches tall.
Priced at $190
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