Central Africa, Great Lakes District (Lake Victoria/Lake Tanganyika. 29 3/4” length, forged iron with hooked form wedge section terminal opposite slightly bulbous, iron band bound wood grip. Good example well forged with hexagonal section shaft and skillful transition to the blade. Well used condition. The Hutu in Rwanda, Burundi and Congo are hereditary enemies of the Tutsi who were supported by Belgium. These unusual throwing, and undoubtedly slashing, short swords are seldom seen on the market. This example and FNS5700 are from our own collection.