Object type: fork
Museum number: MAEB:1987.11.622
Description: four-pronged Cannibal Fork made of wood, 290mm x 53mm x 53mm
Acquisition Date: 1987
Notes: Donated by the Edgcumbe family (see correspondence file 1987-11-EDG), claimed to be a Fijian cannibal fork
Extract from the transcript of the diaries of Rev C. Edgcumbe.
Transcript of a letter concerning the death of Lt F. Edgcumbe, written by Midshipman William Tovey to Rev C. Edgcumbe .
General Register Office. Certified Copy of an Entry of Death (Death Index: District Stepney, vol. II, page 47)
“Riverside Murder” Times [London, England] 7 Jun. 1841: 6 The Times Digital Archive. Web. 26 Feb 2014
Cannibal Fork in birch (billet), February 2014
Cannibal fork in birch (centred billet), February 2014
Cannibal fork in birch (billet on the pole lathe), February 2014
Cannibal fork in birch (lathed billet), February 2014)
Cannibal fork in birch (cutting the prongs), February 2014