Early example of the iconic weapon made famous by the Mau Mau terrorists of the 1950s. This example dating about 1900 and of the quality expected for that early period. 22 3/8” length with thick blade of slender profile, diamond section at the grip transitioning to ridged leaf shape. Tubular hide grip and matching tooled hide scabbard with metal ring tip and original shoulder strap. Fine uniform aging and sound complete condition. Quality rarely seen in these. The vast majority are of the 50s with flat blades made from machine parts and the red leather grips and scabbards of the Mau Mau.