Fischer #214. Finely forged 7" blade. The field offset in two planes at the medial, each with the edge raised to the plain of the opposite side. Each edge of recurved profile with the distinct Tetela barb terminals. Four decorative perforations to the center. Both sides with original black forged finish throughout, just a little spotty age rusting mixed in. Wood hilt with fine rich glossy patina. The Tetela were cannibals and probably the fiercest of all tribes. They were slavers, at constant war with their neighbors and fought the Mad Mahdi's Army in 1885 defeating them twice. They fought the great slaver, Tipu Tib, ultimately driving the Arabs out in 1891.