Fischer #231. Just under 22” length with elegant off set section blade with quadruple grooves bordering alternate edges. The hilt in two stages for one or two hand use. The top of curved conical form with cylindrical grip below and crescent form guard. The entire hilt sheathed in finely worked copper. The form allows for optimum hand positioning in battle by feel only. Used in household raids, this sword is suited for close-in fighting and dispatch of unmarketable quarry. Ex: Baptist Missionary Society, last quarter of the 19th century. On display stand. 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.