Heavy Knife with Ivory Grip, YAO, east Africa - 14430

This heavy short knife has a finely fullered blade 6 inches long. Steel bolsters. The handle is a massive piece of elephant ivory. Original wood scabbard with hide cover. Total length 12 inches. Very good condition. Age cracks on the handle but holds solid. Good age patina on the ivory suggesting an old age, probably mid 19 C. Yao people, East Africa