African Tetela Dagger, Late 19th C

$199.00

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Description

Carried by the tribes of the Tetela rain forest region, this dagger features a wood grip
wrapped with heavy copper wire (loose) surmounted by a heavy cylindrical iron pommel.
Broad symmetrical 8 3/4″ blade with wavy and pointed edge and central ridge, coming to a
sharp point. Very good condition, showing dark age patina. Overall length 14 3/8″.
Similar examples pictured in “Africanische Waffen”, figures 208 and 209