Ex: Baptist Missionary Society Collection. 24 1/8” length, exceptionally heavy with a broad thick medial ridge to each side of the leaf shaped blade. Open seam conical socket. The transition chiseled with chevrons both sides. Baptist Missionaries settled in the Congo in the 1880’s converting many of the natives in the slave trade. Artifacts including this, were sent to England and circulated among churches on Mission Sunday to raise funds for the missions. The practice was discontinued in the 1930’s and the collection was sold in the 1980’s at Christies in London where we bought the majority of it.