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Antler knife

The handle of this knife is made from the branch of an antler.The blade is made from a sharpened bone and is fixed in the antler’s cavity. This knife can be used to cut food as well as to harvest or work plant materials to make a variety of objects. The antlers of deer, moose and caribou grow and fall each year, which makes it possible to collect them in the wild.


Date: 14th century

Origin: Kentucky

Owner: Vieux moulin—Hydromellerie et miellerie. “Musée de la Neufve-France” private collection. Sainte-Flavie.

Illustration: Antler knife