Very Good, Early Knife / Axe of the Mangbetu Tribe - 14822

The knife of the Mangbetu people residing in Central Africa was originally used as a weapon of war and also as an agricultural implement, but later on developed into luxury item and a symbol of status. This one is early 20 C.or earlier, very well forged, sickle shaped. 9 inches blade, 12 inches total. The handle is wood with copper strip binding. Very good condition.