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Old 27th September 2020, 02:57 PM   #3
Duccio
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Ciao,
it is a dagger of the mbole people (R.D.C.).
The blade is made of thin sheet metal; the handle, usually very heavy, is made of copper.
In my humble collection I have one exactly identical to yours.
For reference see here:
http://www.memoire-africaine.com/armes2.html

Copper is highly valued by the mbole, who also used it for their currency, from the typical shape, which they wore on the ankles.
Who knows what comfort, considering the weight!
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