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Snow knife
Canada tool

12 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in. (31 x 8 x 1 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk)

Object Type: tool
Creation Places: North America, Canada, Nunavut
Medium and Support: whale bone
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. And Mrs Wilfrid W. Winter in Memory of Murray and Mary Winter
Accession Number: 1987.11.7
A snow knife is used to cut blocks of snow to build snow houses and wind breaks. It is an essential tool for Inuit hunters and travelers. This one is made from whale bone.

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Location Latitude: 63.641327, Longitude: -68.545678

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