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Carving knife (050420.000)

Image | Carving knife, c1920

An artist uses a carving knife, also called a curved knife, to work on a totem pole. Additional knives lay at the end of the pole end (right). A frontlet, bowl and model totem pole (lower left) are displayed, also made using this type of knife. Sitka, circa 1920.

Courtesy of the National Park Service, SITK-3829.

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