Throwing Knife of the Ngbaka, Zaire, Africa - 14139

This throwing knife is a classical early type usually associated with the group of tribes belonging to the Ngbaka people residing in Zaire. It is characterize by the styled cross shape composed of three blades and a side crown. Large size of approximately 17 X 15 inches. Fine quality hand forged and well engraved blade a sign for high status owner. Handle bound with copper strap. Very good condition. For a similar item see "Thr African Throwing Knife" by P. Westerdijk Group X type 13