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19th century as recorded by Glave in 1890 being used in the hideous executions for human consumption. Good example of the classic corm with four cylindrical lug projections to the back and question mark form edge. The back with chiseled field of stipple i... (read more)
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Bangala culture collected by Baptist Missionaries in the 19th century and returned to England where it was featured in their collection. Enormous 37" length and well over 2 pound weight. The conical socket pierced for a securing pin. A weapon of this size... (read more)
$395.00
Early example C.mid 19th century. 12 leaf shaped blade with raised medial with old stable oxidation and forged lamination. Wood hilt with brass band wrap and tin plate to the bottom. Long grip with wheel form pommel, the edge eroded one side. Exceptionall... (read more)
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$410.00
See Fischer #186 for this type. 14 leaf shaped blade, full 4 1/8 width with raised polished medial and polished edges. The field decorated in fine punch stippled fill. Copper tape wrapped wood grip with tack cluster to the top. Showing great uniform age a... (read more)
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$335.00
Hard wood cut from the interface of the sap wood and heart wood with resulting bi color (as were Zulu clubs). 28 1/4 length, finely formed and polished. Circular section, somewhat swelled to the percussion point about a third back from the tip. The butt p... (read more)
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$325.00
Mid 19th century probably Ashanti. Made from a trade machete with 21 slightly curved triple fullered blade, unmarked. The original grips replaced with native worked ivory secured with two rivets. A center hole for a wrist thong. Blade shows dark patina wi... (read more)
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$375.00
Second half of the 19th century and based on the Zulu Assegai. 33 1/4 length. All iron with medial ridged leaf shaped blade of assegai form. Integral cylindrical haft with.spatulate base for grounding. Lightly rust textured with good patina and hammer fin... (read more)
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$445.00
19th century. These unique weapons were believed to be imbued with supernatural powers by sacrificial articles bound into the fetish bundle above the grip. Many surviving examples are devoid of the fetishes as Europeans were repulsed by the concept and re... (read more)
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$345.00
31 total length. Iron head of traditional profile, unsharpened, relying on the point only to attack with minimal damage to the subject who was preserved for sale. Wood haft with traditional wrap including raised leather bands and split cane basket weave.... (read more)
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19th century. 31 1/2 total length, made for close quarters use within the kral and hut. Traditional form with heavy wood haft encased in alternate segments of hide and maroon leather with raises rings and intricate basket weave bands as found on Ashanti s... (read more)
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19th century. 18 1/4" length made form split palm fronds bundled at the top, inverted, and bound with braided split cane bands. Excellent with good age character. Ex. Baptist Missionary Society collection.... (read more)
$145.00
19th century demonstrating a fantastic feat in basket weaving. 16 1/2" length with a full bristle body made of heavy grass or palm leaves, the top braided in successive layers the spiral forming a conical hand grip. Ex. Baptist Missionary Society with ori... (read more)
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19th century. These unique weapons were believed to be imbued with supernatural powers by sacrificial articles bound into the fetish bundle above the grip. Many surviving examples are devoid of the fetishes as Europeans were repulsed by the concept and re... (read more)
$285.00
Second half of the 19th century. 24" curved, broad fullered s.e. European trade blade. Good quality with minor spotting on original finish. Polished leather covered grip with brass knob pommel. Paddle form tip leather scabbard with high raised transverse... (read more)
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Late 19th century. European machete, probably English but unmarked. The grip encased in stretched hide, neatly seamed and decorated in typical black over red/brown Ashanti motifs. Grip sound with good color and only slight wear. A small repair, original t... (read more)
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Late 19th century. Type favored by cannibals incorporating the hooked tip found on Konda swords which is used to control the victim when alive and grip the dismembered body parts for handling after butchering. English made (Martindale Birmingham with the... (read more)
$575.00
C.1850-80. 68 3/4" length with very skillfully forged iron head of elongated leaf form with triple crested medial rising at the point , two pairs of holes to the base and polished edge flanking the black forged medial. Integral bolster chiseled with bands... (read more)
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$425.00
C.1850-70. Classic example with finely forged large head with swelled bottom pierced with two holes, and raised flat medial with thickened terminal. Stepped edges sharpened for slicing. Trade copper band and slender dark wood shaft. 62" length. Classic pr... (read more)
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$315.00
Second half of the 19th century. Wood hilt well carved with intricate deep hounds tooth and geometric incising to the grip, both decorative and improving purchase. Nicely figured wood scabbard with pyramidal belt lug and flared foot. Top, medial and base... (read more)
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With distinct battle mark! Second half of the 19th century. 9 1/2" leaf shaped blade of offset section, shows forged finish, a little pitting and unusual transverse sword or axe cut about 1/4" long to the forte. Wood hilt with expanded pommel and matching... (read more)
$375.00
Few African cultures can boast a history as long and as proud as the Kuba who live along the Snakuru River. Their history parallels Great Zimbabwe at its founding and grew along with the Benin. Kuba Chief Shamba-Bolongongo (1600-20) visited Benin and intr... (read more)
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$395.00
Few African cultures can boast a history as long and as proud as the Kuba who live along the Snakuru River. Their history parallels Great Zimbabwe at its founding and grew along with the Benin. Kuba Chief Shamba-Bolongongo (1600-20) visited Benin and intr... (read more)
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$415.00
Few African cultures can boast a history as long and as proud as the Kuba who live along the Snakuru River. Their history parallels Great Zimbabwe at its founding and grew along with the Benin. Kuba Chief Shamba-Bolongongo (1600-20) visited Benin and intr... (read more)
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$365.00
Fischer #360. Second half of the 19th century. 16 1/8" sharply tapered d.e. iron blade well forged with medial ridge flanked by slightly concave faces. Wood grip and scabbard, carved from a single piece for continuity of color and grain. The hilt of elega... (read more)
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$325.00
Mid 19th century. Finely forged iron blade, 17 5/8" length with flared bolster in addorsed sets of three steps with beveled edge and elongated leaf shaped blade continuing the beveled edges and incised with panels of arcing parallel grooves terminating at... (read more)
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$375.00
Second half of the 19th century. 17 1/2" flared base spatulate blade with lines of abutting punches flanking the medial. Hide covered grip with flared base, the lower segment wrapped with trade wire. Medial cage of rounded brass and iron trade wire. Forge... (read more)
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$775.00
Varying from the norm in virtually every detail. 25 3/4" length. The blade though approximately spatulate, of asymmetrical form with distinct hook to the tip and inside edge straighter than the outside. Fine stipple bordered medial and blade thickness nea... (read more)
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Made for the royal court with finely worked 11 1/8" brass blade with swelled medial and flared convex tip. Both sides divided with five shallow broad fullers, the edges of which develop to incised cabled lines. The entire field both sides completely engra... (read more)
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$285.00
Second half of the 19th century. Wood grip displaying the carved and scorch decoration for which the Ovambo (Ambo) were noted. See Fischer #361. 8 1/4" medial ridged leaf shape blade, hammer finished and surface textured, with transverse tooling emulating... (read more)
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$545.00
That exact description is used by Fischer to describe his #13 and additionally describes this example. 8 1/2" double fullered blade with chiseled cabled decoration to the medial. Indented forte. The wood hilt with tapered grip, expanded base and mushroom... (read more)
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