Sheffield-style bowie knife made from Taranaki steel, nickel silver and silver, with a synthetic ivory handle. The blade is engraved with a koru-derived pattern and the top of the guard is engraved with a Maori/Celtic heart-shaped motif. The edge of the guard is decorated with the puwerewere Taranaki Maori carving design; the four pointed star on the handle is Victorian scroll-work and the edge of the handle features 'vine and leaf' filework. It has a curved cutting edge with a bevelled spine.
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