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Pende Forged Iron Knife Currency Congo African Art

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Title Pende Forged Iron Knife Currency Congo African Art
Type of Object Knife
Country of Origin DR Congo
People Pende
Materials Iron, wood, copper in handle (unknown metal content), rope
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 19.5 Inches
Width: 3.5 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Chipped, dented handle. blade is rusted

Additional Information: This knife is very similar to the example published in African Weapon by Werner Fischer and Manfred A. Zirngibl. 1978, fig. 259 and identified as a Pende knife with off-centered blade and wood handle.  This was likely once a serviceable knife carried by individuals of high rank and status.