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This alternately beveled knife was found in Ellsworth County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1996. The rounded end would have been used for hafting the knife to a handle. Archeologists believe that a knife shaped like this one would have been used for bison butchering. Sometimes these knives are alternately sharpened on four sides, but this specimen has been sharpened on only two alternate sides. Knives with the general diamond shape are also sometimes called Harahey knives.

Date: 1 C.E. - 1000 C.E.

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Item Number: 315990
Call Number: 14EW423 1996.C.36
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315990

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