Second half of the 19th century. From the Baptist Missionary Society Collection. 20 3/4" length. Wood hilt in two stages for two hand use. The surface with brown resinous covering. Copper tape wrap flanking the medial swell. A trade tack to each side of the base. Blade with tapered medial flat, with offset steps. The medial and one side blackened opposite tool finished field. Classic for the late slave trade period which supplied the markets for the Arab world and South America.