6 1/4" blade of flat section decorated with incised lines and raised medial. Wood hilt in two stages with tapered pommel-Stanley Pool form, but homogeneous and not weighted. Fine deep rich patina to both elements. The Tetela were slavers and would use sword, spear or both, depending on conditions, for a raid.  Saleable captives were gathered for transport. The unsaleable, old, infirm or unable to survive the journey to market, were killed. This dagger would have been used for that purpose.

Item ID: FNS3143

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