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MANGBETU SICKLE KNIFE

AFRICAN CONGO SOUTHERN MANGBETU SICKLE KNIFE #9216

 Late 20th century African Congo southern Mangbetu tribe sickle knife of the usual form. Hand forged 11 inch blade, 9½ inches across to the tip, silvered all over and filed out to a sharp edge all around and with 3 holes, and 4 decorative protrusions and the whole from one piece of iron and the tang peened over at the top of the handle, hand carved wooden hilt. Overall 17½ inches. (9216eo)

See Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960. Antony C Tirri. page 341 for a similar example 

£120.00

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