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Title Congolese throwing knife
Nationality African
Period 19th century

This rare item is, in all probability, nearer 1800 than later, and examples can be seen in Stone's Glossary. Not to be confused with the later types covered with Qu'ranic inscriptions, which were carried by some of the Mahdi's African troops in the 1880s. Apparently these could be thrown reasonably accurately to a maximum distance of 50 yards.

It comes complete with a small metal stand, which would support it hilt down on a flat surface. The condition is excellent for its age, with an overall grey patination to the iron work.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : African : 19th Century]


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