Rare Saber Knife of the Gbaya - 14210

This rare sword with a peculiar shaped sabre blade is coming from the Gbaya people. Well forged blade 18 inches long. Wood handle with a leather strip "hand guard". Total length 23 inches. Very good condition. Minor chips on the wood handle. A similar blade shape is found also in a throwing knife of the Gbaya people. Authentic item. This saber was collected by Mr. Armand Marcel Fontaine during the first half of the 20 C. while serving as a French official in Africa. Early photo of this gentleman is shown below.