AK05 Sharktooth Sword Gilbert & Ellice Island
Item # .AK05
Description .Excellent Sharktooth Sword from the Gilbert & Ellice (Kiribati) Islands presented by a tribal village to Commissioner P. Karouvic who was with the British High Commission in the islands in the 1950’s. Shaft is made from coconut wood and wrapped in dyed fibre with the teeth being from a large Tiger Shark. Shark Teeth are double drilled and secured with coconut fibre twine in the traditional manner. A very good piece.
Size .80cm * 7cm (31 1/2″ * 3″)