Rare Saber Knife of the Banda. - 13968

This rare form of saber knife comes from the Banda people residing in the republic of Central Africa. Although it can be a functional weapon it is mostly used by young female for dancing ceremonies. Nicely forged blade, decorated with punched geometrical design. Wood handle. Length 17 1/2 inches. Rare knife. For a similar one see Peter Westerdijk AFRICAN METAL IMPLEMENTS #96