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Shark teeth sword, Tuvalu 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
H000359 - 5/3/1895, sword, , , , Tuvalu, Pacific
Item Name:
sword
Label:
This wooden knife, possibly made in Tuvalu, is finished with shark's teeth bound along both edges. A wide range of long and short hand weapons featuring shark-tooth blades have been made in south-east Pacific islands for centuries. The knife is supposed to have been collected by Captain Cook on his first Pacific voyage, although he didn't visit Tuvalu. The New South Wales Government donated it to the Museum in 1895.
Keywords:
warfare
weapon
Country:
Tuvalu
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
05/03/1895
Registration Number:
H000359
Associated Stories:
Banks collection - history of acquisition
Images
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Shark teeth sword, Tuvalu 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Shark teeth sword, Tuvalu 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Shark teeth sword, Tuvalu 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno