Reputed to be the finest fighting men in East Africa, the Turkana number 250,000 and reside in
N.W. Kenya. They live a nomadic lifestyle and are known
for their ability to extract iron from a certain kind of rock
to make certain kinds of weapons and tools. The ‘bracelets’ may look ornamental; however,
when the thin leather strip is removed they become
The ararait or wrist knife is a specialized weapon once used in close quarters combat by the Turkana.
Traditional weapon with goatskin edge wrap to secure the thin, sharp blade when not in use.
Height: 4 1/4" x Width: 5 3/8"