Fine Knife / Axe of the Mangbetu Tribe - 14185
The knife of the Mangbetu people residing in Central Africa was originally used as a weapon of war and also as an agricultural implement, but later on developed into luxury item and a symbol of status power and authority. This one is early 20 C. well forged, sickle shaped. 10 inches blade length. The handle is Ivory.Total length 15 inches. Very good condition.