Throwing Knife of the Nzakara / Zande, Zaire, Africa - 13969

A classical throwing knife of the Zande people (more specifically of the Nzakara, a subgroup of the Zande) residing in the area of North East Zaire, Central Africa Republic and Southern Sudan. Well forged steel. Length 18 inches. Max. width 15 inches. Very good condition. Nicely patinated and with small edge nicks. Original grip binding with fibers. Early 20C. For a very similar knife, see P. Westerdijk; The African Throwing Knife group VIII, type 6.