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Early Chinese/Mongolian Ethnic Knife

(1200 - 900 BC)


An early ethnic knife from Northern China or Mongolia, probably around 1000 BC. Overall length is 17.3 cm.





Dots along an inner concave handle region with a small animal head figure at the hilt. The knife has a jet black native oxide patina. 


Some very nice examples from the Metropolitin Meausum of Art in New York,

8th century B.C., Northeast China or southeast Inner Mongolia, Bronze (24.216.1)
12th–11th century B.C., Northwest China, Bronze  (49.136.9)