An African Ngala tribal knife

Item:
669
Region:
Africa
Type:
Daggers
Description:
An African Ngala tribal knife, 19th Century. The broad swollen blade with low central ridge. The wooden hilt is partly wound with brass, the pommel has geometric carved decoration. Good age patina.
Metrics:
Blade length 10½" (27cms) Overall length 15¼" (39cms)
Notes:
Provenance: Ex Christian Ries Collection, brought back on the second DANA Expedition (1928-1930). Further details on request.
Price:
£125