Eskimo Wood Skin Scraper
A well used Eskimo wood skin scraper with an iron blade made from a piece of found iron, possibly part of a hinge with two holes for screws near the tip. The handle has been carved to use with the right hand with a well worn groove along the left side for the thumb and cut away on the right for the fingers of the hand. The blade is set into the top of the handle with what appear to be two nails and the top of the handle is cut away to receive it with a decorative "V" cut facing the blade. This was collected in 1956 in in the Alaskan Yukon region by an anthropologist and his family traveling through the area.
L. 7"; W. 2"