This is a wonderful Small Finger Knife or Finger Hook, also typical of the Turkana and is called a “corogat” from Kenya. The finger hook has different functions. It may serve as a knife, although its main use, among the Turkana tribe is as an instrument for extracting teeth. Tooth extraction is usually carried out by an “ekalokon” - person who removes teeth. The finger hook is usually worn on the small finger.
Pieces of iron or steel wire are employed to make finger hooks. This task is restricted to male members of the tribe. The finger hole is referred to as akeju.Traditional Turkana knives were used as much to protect their herds as to raid neighboring tribes for theirs. Turkana men have traditionally taken pride in skills of combat, and produce a wide range of inventive knives. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home, and even in your creative jewelry designs.
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