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The shak’áts’is the double-ended fighting dagger of the Tlingit people of northwestern North America. It was originally made of iron found on shipwrecked Asian boats; the Tlingit were one of the few indigenous peoples of the Americas with knowledge of iron-based metallurgy prior to European contact.

Originals:

  • 1 2 iron, Tlingit. Southeast Alaska, United States