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: 2000/184/061

: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Armament

: agul

: Wrist knife (local name Agul) made from iron with an inner and outer leather guard. Worn on right wrist and used with back hand slashing action by the men of the Karamojong people of the Karamoja district of Uganda. The wrist edge covered with a hide strip for cushioning. Outer edge has a removable hide cover. Used in close combat fighting.

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: British Empire & Commonwealth Museum Collection

: Karamojo district, Uganda, East Africa, Africa

: Karamojong

: Karamojo district, Uganda, East Africa, Africa

: Transferred from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, 2012