A larger knife with midrib, made by a smith at Kirwara. The handle is made from wood of the "Murembu" tree. It is used in the fields by the women for weeding and harvesting cassava and sweet potatoes.


  • Title: Digging Knife
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Digging Knife
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Wood, Iron, Leather
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Kahiu Ka Irima
  • Community: Kikuyu
  • Collection Date: 1969-02-11
  • Collected By: Jean Brown and Samuel Munyambu

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