Rare Throwing Knife of the Banda, Africa - 13963

This rare type of throwing knife is associated with the group of tribes belonging to the Banda people, mostly residing in the republic of central Africa. It is characterized by the kidney shaped disks at the tips of the blades. This one is 16 inches total length, with the handle bound by the original leather. Very good condition. Early 20 C. For a very similar knife, see P. Westerdijk; The African Throwing Knife group IX, type 10.