Antique African Tribal Throwing Knife With Elaborate Blade
Antique, first half of the 20th century, African Tribal throwing knife with hand-forged iron blade of elaborated form adorned on each face with a scored pattern, mounted in hand-carved bulbous wooden handle.
The custom-made metal display stand is included.
PROVENANCE: Ex private Canadian collection of arms and armor.
Since the market is flooded with modern African weapons made by artisans in Africa, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic antique African Throwing knife and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Height including stand: 49.5 cm (19.49 inches)
The overall length of the knife: 46 cm (18.11 inches)
Length of the blade: 32 cm (12.06 inches)
Width of the blade: 28.7 cm (11.3 inches)
CONDITION: Showing age and usage, blade slightly pitted.
Traditional African weapons can be a striking and affordable addition to any décor. The sleek lines and incised patterns of these knives, swords, and axes bring to mind modern sculpture, though these pieces were not created as art. Many were made strictly for combat, and others served as status symbols.