Thread: Chokwe weapons
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Old 19th May 2021, 07:21 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Denmark
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The better pictures are a big help. Now I can see the remnants of the copper wire decoration on the hilt and pattern on the blade. Both suggest Yaka/Chokwe to me. Blade shape and size is consistent too. These usually have a leather covered hilt, often held in place by many brass studs. There are a couple of pictures on the site you linked to. Yaka are geographically close to Chokwe, and there is some cross over in weapons shapes and decoration.
Very nice blade, I agree.
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