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African Tetela Dagger, Late 19th C


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

ATK2 $199

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