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AF550: Mangbetu Sword
AF550: Mangbetu Sword
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AF550: Mangbetu Sword

A fine old and large Mangbetu sword. The finely forged blade is sharp on both the concave and convex sides of the blade, like a large claw. The center of the blade is raised and thick. The wood handle has impressions where there was once twisted wire, but it has been gone a long time as the whole handle has a good dark patina from age and use. The very old brass furniture tacks adorning the bottom are a sign of wealth and high status as they were rare and highly valued in Central Africa. There is an old crack in the bottom section, but it is strong and stable.     

16" tall by 9" wide. 19th century, Zaire, Africa.


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