A Tlingit war dagger
Consisting of a double-edged hammered raw copper blade, with raised median ridge, flat at back, the ivory pommel carved to depict a humanoid figure within the jaws of some other creature, abalone-inlaid teeth, the grip wrapped in hide cordage, inscribed on the back: NW. Coast America. Hooper. Coll. No. 1286 and H.1562.
length 17 7/8in