Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Sint-Amandsberg (near Ghent, Belgium)
Thanks for the input, guys.
The blade is 8 mm thick near the handle.
I've examined this piece this weekend and although the handle looks African, the blade doesn't. It just doesn't feel 'African'.
And yeah, the blade is a bit shaped like a kukri....and very sharp.
The ferule between the handle and the blade is not new. Judging from the patina, it has been there quite some time.
Could be a tool, but could also be a weapon. Why would anyone bother to embellish the handle of his tool with nails ?
Weight of this piece is just over 700 grams.