8 1/8" medially ridged blade with triple banded edges. Fine hour glass form. Wood hilt in two stages with heavy iron pommel as found on Stanley Pool knives. Fine dark glossy patina throughout. The Kusu and Tetela were one until the late 19th century when they divided in the melting pot which was the Congo. They were slavers and would use sword, spear or both, depending on conditions, for a raid. Saleable captives were gathered for transport. The unsaleable, old, infirm or unable to survive the journey to market, were killed. This dagger would have been used for that purpose.