From:South Georgia Museum
Name/TitleKnife and sheath
About this object‘Norwegian’ bushcraft knife with a handcrafted handle made of bakelite, perspex and sperm whale tooth. The handle was created by William Mackay while working on whaling ship the Southern Harvester in the 1950s.
Mackay also sailed with the Southern Venturer and spent 3 winters overwintering at Leith Harbour.
The knife came to the museum in a sheath designed with a reindeer motif.
MakerMr William Mackay
Medium and MaterialsSteel, bakelite, perspex and sperm whale tooth
Inscription and MarksSheath:
Inscription Position 1: Front of sheath; Method: Leather embossed ; Content: Reindeer motif
MeasurementsKnife: H. 30mm ; L. 215mm
Sheath: H. 40mm ; L. 190mm
Subject and Association KeywordsSOUTHERN HARVESTER
Subject and Association KeywordsSouthern venturer
Subject and Association KeywordsLEITH HARBOUR
Credit LineWith thanks to Mr William Mackay.
Object TypeSocial history
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved