Fish Knife

The traditional fish knife, kwetsetel , was made from a thin piece of slate which was hafted to a handle that ran the length of the blade. This blade, when well maintained, could be much sharper than that of many knives available today. The current availability of lower-maintenance steel knives has limited the use of the traditional slate knife.

Ground slate knife.


(85.7 KB)Ground slate knife.
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