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Monday, November 9, 2009

The Creation of the Story Knives

The young girls would use rounded sticks or pieces of wood for a story knife. The parents were worried that the girls would hurt themselves if it were to be sharp. The story knives were not too fancy and they would sometimes even have huge handles. The girls would also put snow in there mouths or ice which would melt it. The snow or ice would become hard and sharp and become their story knife. To save their iced story knife they would dig a whole outside of their door and covered it.
"The story knives were also made from hardwood, caribou antlers, or whatever was available to them.", says Neva Rivers and John Phillip Sr. The story knives were even made out of walrus tusks.
Making Story Knives