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CONGO FREE STATE MONGO TRIBE KNIFE #9250

A 19th century African Free State Congo knife of the Saka/Bwaka people a sub-group of the Mongo tribe, the massive iron leaf shape knife, hand forged and with line engraving measures 16½ inches by 8 inches, the carved wooden hilt wrapped with copper wire. Overall 25 inches.    #9250yl

See Anthony C. Tirri. Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960 page 236 fig 5-63 for an almost exact knife

£350.00

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