Knife in a sheath
river Armu, Ussuri Krai, Primorsky Oblast
late 19th - erly 20th century
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Metal: iron; wood; leather
length of knife 26.0; width 1.5; length of sheath 17.5, width 5.0
Knife with a narrow single-edge metal blade. The knife is fitted in a flat wooden handle. The sheath is sewn from one piece of leather. Sewn to the sheath is a loop of a narrow leather string to suspend the knife on the belt. This type of knife was borrowed from the Orochi and the Nanais, although the skill of using it was at a lower level.
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