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AFRICAN CONGO KNIFE. BENGE TRIBE #9065

A late 19th century knife from the Congo Free State from the Benge tribe, double edged 12 inch hand forged blade with incised decoration either side and with 2 holes, set in a carved wooden handle (split) topped with brass tacks. Overall 15½ inches.  #9065fo

See Tirri, Islamic and Native weapons of Colonial Africa, 1800-1960 for a similar weapon, page 215 fig 5-37

£180.00

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