Very Good Short Sword of the Yakoma - 14809

This long dagger / short sword us coming from the Yakoma people of Central Africa Republic and Northern Zaire. Very well forged blade with curved upper third. Length 13 1/2 inches. Wood handle. Total length 18 inches. Very good condition. Rare form. This sword was collected by Mr. Armand Marcel Fontaine during the first half of the 20 C. while serving as a French official in Africa. Early photo of this gentleman is shown below.