C.1880, from the Baptist Missionary Society Collection. 23 1/2” overall and 5” width.  Finely forged with a medial ridge flanked by hammer-finished flats. Open seam conical socket with broad bolster. These were taken around to churches in England to raise money for the missions. At the time, the sole purpose of tribal warfare was the capture of slaves for the East African/Arab market.

Item ID: A6221

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