Africa

Very Good Luba Short Sword

15282 Category:

795$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Date: First half of the 20 C.

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The Luba people constitute the largest ethnic groupin the D.R.C. They are concentrated in the south central part of the country. The Luba people are renowned for their artistic and  wood carving skills.

The classical dagger / short sword of the Luba is of very specific shape. A leaf shaped blade with a long narrow blade forte and very elegantly shaped wood scabbard.

The dagger offered here is of classical form blade Black wood handle with central carved band. Exceptional black wood scabbard with the front side  finely carved in a geometrical pattern. Plain rear face. Both faces of the scabbard are bound with iron nails and set with several brass nails.

Blade 12 inches long 3 inches wide.  Total length 17 inches. Very good condition. Authentic rare dagger, first half of the 20th C.

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