Wrist knife, Turkana, Kenya.

From the world's oldest tribal society comes these wrist knives called "abarait". To northern Kenya's Turkana people its a practical tool for slicing meat, cutting leather, carving and engraving wood, trimming finger/toe nails and various other chores.

To protect them from the sharp outer edge, cow or donkey hide is used. The ends of the hide on these abarait's is also decorated with iron and aluminum.

Condition: signs of usage and corrosion.

H: 11 cm - 4.3 inch. W: 10,5 cm - 4.1 inch.