Ex Baptist Missionary Society Collection. Finely forged iron, 18 3/8” length with Tapered faceted socket which continues on the leaf-shaped point as a strong medial ridge each side. Chevron decoration at the transition. Crisp with tool finish overall. The stub of the original haft intact. At the time hafts were often cut and discarded to facilitate shipping. The collection was circulated in England on “Mission Sunday” to demonstrate the barbaric culture which the missionaries were trying to reform and raise funds for the missions.