West central Africa. Fischer 133-134. 19th century. Beautifully crafted in the tradition of the area which included the Benin Empire and Cameroon. Finely formed hilt built up of copper and bronze elements. The grip in two stages with reptile skin wrap to the upper. 9 1/4” d.e. blade with raised medial. Shows use with minor blemishes and wonderful age patina. Only example we have ever offered.