Alaskan Slate & Other Polished Artifacts


Polished Basalt, Slate and Jade

Black Slate Hunting Knife

Length: 5.00", Width: 2.8", Thickness: .30"

The three holes would of been used to tie baleen to a haft of wood. 

Not from Favell Museum (NFFL)



Slate Fish Gutting Knife

Length: 4.4", Width: 2.5", Thickness: .21" (NFFL)



Black Slate Hunting Knife

Length: 4.9", Width: 1.9". Thickness: .32"

I would speculate that the handle was wrapped with leather






Length: 3.91", Width: 1.18", Thickness: .33"

 Slate Knife



   These Eskimo Slate Blades in this collection are from the Favell Museum of Klamath Falls, Oregon (Unless noted otherwise, NFFL.)
The pieces were originally collected by Guy Gilbert of Kennewick Washington,

and his daughter Alma Eades of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Gene Favell purchased Mr. Gilberts collection of Columbia River and Eskimo artifactsin the early 1970's in order to display the pieces in the Favell Museum.

After Mr. Favell's death in 2001,the decision was made by Mrs. Favell to sell some artifacts the were no longer on display.

Ex: Guy Gilbert,  Favell Museum



Length: 3.7", Width: 1.22",Thickness: .18"

Green Slate Knife




Length: 4.0", Width: 1.45",Thickness: .25"

Chocolate Slate Knife 




Length: 4.11", Width: 1.35", Thickness: .29"

Grey Slate Ulu




Length: 3.7", Width: 1.3", Thickness: .18"

Slate Knife or Lance Tip



Length: 4.46", Width: 3.22",Thickness: .33"

Grey Slate Ulu




Length: 4.06", Width: 1.78",Thickness: .27"

 Polished Slate Knife, Flaked hafting zone



Length: 3.1", Width: .7"

Slate Knife or Lance Tip, From Point Teller  (NFFL)



Well patinated early type Ground Slate Knife or Spear.

G-10 Grade, Super museum quality piece of ground stone from the Kachemak Tradition

Length: 5.1", Width:.86, Thickness:.279

Alaskan, Kenai Peninsula (NFFL)



Length: 9", Width: 2.3",Thickness:.43", Handle Length: 2.3"

 What can I say Knife :P (NFFL)



Length: 3.76", Width: 1.11", Thickness: .28"

ex: Neil Eckland (NFFL)




Length: 3.29"Width: 1.26"Thickness: .24"

Jade Knife  with Heavy Grinding at Hafting zone


Surface Patination





Length: 4.41",Width: 3.05", Thickness: .19"

Paddle Ulu: Used for cutting blubber






Length: 3.45",Thickness: .25"

Disk Ulu





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