Kusu Bangu Bangu Knife, 19th C


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About 60,000 Kusu live in the Southeastern Congo (Zaire) along the left bank of the
Lualaba River. Formerly a hunting society, in recent years they have become more
sedentary and have turned to agriculture and fishing. They tend to live in small villages
isolated from each other. This knife features a multi-fullered 12″ blade, broadening in
the center and drawn out to a long sharp point; the edge sharpened over its entire
length and showing hand forging and lamination. Short waisted one-piece wood grip.
Overall length 15 1/4″.