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Mid-19th century. 7 3/4” very finely forged trowel form blade with delicate recurved profile, bordered by three ridges. Crenulated back and double grooved medial. The grip shaped for two hands with tapered circular section pommel. The Tetela were slavers who used a variety of weapons depending on the situation. Shorter weapons served battle at close quarters as in the hut or kral with spears and sword used on the battlefield. Once subdued, the adversaries were sorted for usefulness and saleability with fit men and women sent to market, and young men sometimes introduced into the ranks of the slavers. The old, infirm and wounded were executed which was the function of this weapon. Museum quality indicative of a slaver among the most successful.

Stock Number: FNS5488


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Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

You'll need to add an additional $55.00 to your order to qualify.

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