African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C

African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C

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African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C
African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C
African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C
African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C
African Mongo Club Knife, 2nd Half 19th C

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The Mongo are one of the most numerous ethnic groups of the Congo and have a
unique slashing knife with a blade of normal size, but with the end stretched out.  While
the design can vary considerably, examples like this with the end stretched out to a
hooked point on each end make a very effective slashing and hacking weapon.  Forged
iron 15 3/4" blade with shallow medial ridge, expanding to a width of 6 3/4" at the point
(shows age, wear, and rust patina).  One-piece wasted hardwood grip with integral
conical pommel (small chips).  Very similar example illustrated in Fig. 324 in
“Afrikanische Waffen”, by Fischer & Zirngibl.  Overall length 20"

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • AMD1
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 19th C
  • Dimensions
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  • Height: 0 inch
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  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Gd