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Kw’éts’tel is the Halq’eméylem word for ‘butchering knife’, or ‘butchering tool’. It is related to the verb kw’íts’et – ‘to cut (it) up, to butcher (it)’. You can use kw’éts’tel for both the traditional Stó:lō tool (as in the first illustration above) and for modern butchering knives.

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