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thinreadline 3rd March 2018 12:54 PM

Can anyone ID this odd African (?) Knife please ?
 
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Overall length 10 inches .

Miguel 4th March 2018 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by thinreadline
Overall length 10 inches .

I believe it to be a Konda ceremonial or parade knife. Central African Republic of the Congo.
Miguel

Sajen 4th March 2018 05:48 PM

Yes, agree with Miguel, a Konda knife, see here: http://www.memoire-africaine.com/armes2.html
Maybe not very old but I am not sure.

Regards,
Detlef

thinreadline 5th March 2018 12:31 AM

Thank you so much both of you .

Pieje 8th March 2018 04:28 PM

Indeed from the KONDA or neigboring tribes in Congo.
I agree it isn't very old, relatively weak blade which is not forged.
Might be from around 1950, but probably slightly younger.

thinreadline 9th March 2018 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pieje
Indeed from the KONDA or neigboring tribes in Congo.
I agree it isn't very old, relatively weak blade which is not forged.
Might be from around 1950, but probably slightly younger.

Thank you for your help


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