Buying the butter knife

Brad bought a Masai knife (what he calls a butter knife) at the market. The guy selling them was making scabbards from leather as we watched, whilst a small child with a stall next to him did the same. They got through a few. The knives seemed to made from pangas that had been ground down with knife sharpeners to the “butter knife” shape. There were also smaller knives, which I was assured where for cutting vegetables – I think this might have been a challenge of manhood though… Is your knife big enough for meat?

A stack of translucent belts lay on the ground – I was told they were made from cow. I asked if they came from the tongue which caused lots of laughter after it was translated for the growing audience.

I got a picture, as we agreed it with the knife maker…


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