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Old 20th April 2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Mystery knife / Nepal?

Hello all,

Here is a recent addition to my collection. I was entranced by the elaborate shape and the seller's story that this is a traditional ritual knife from Nepal. It certainly does not resemble a phurba!

Total length about 41cm. The blade has a slight diamond cross-section.

Attached are the seller's pictures. I have not yet received the item.

Any ideas? What is it?

Thanks,

Dave A.
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Old 20th April 2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hello Dave,
Not my area at all but it looks African to me. Someone will probably be along shortly to give you a real answer to your question.
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Old 20th April 2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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Default Congo Currency Knife?

It resembles a Belgium Congo currency knife currently listed on eBay. Could that be it?
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Old 20th April 2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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It's a common Konda knife from Congo.
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Old 20th April 2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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Yes, agree with Congoblades, status knife from the Konda, Sengele, Lia and Jia.

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