Micronesian Shark Tooth Sword-Kiribati Island-Oceanic Art
Here is an exceptional 19th century Micronesian shark tooth sword from the Kiribati Islands. It is fashioned from hardwood and has a full complement of shark’s teeth lashed to each side. The handle is pierced for a rope handle and has a worn, glossy surface. The sword has a small circular collection label with T-44 typed on it. The piece is 23 ¾” (60.3 cm) in height, has a nice gentle curve to it.