Heavy Rare and Unusual Knife / Dagger of the YAO People - 14565
Large and heavy knife of the YAO people from Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Engraved blade 10 inches long 3 inches wide. Ivory handle. Total length 16 inches. Very good condition. The origin of this type of knife was a matter of numerous discussion on the network. It was attributed to India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, North Africa and even Scandinavia and Inuit. But it is YAO, east Africa. For a similar knife see the catalog of the British Museum This heavy knife is coming from the collection of Mr. Seward Kennedy, a vast collection of ethnographic articles.