Short Sword - Iron, Wood - Lulua - Democratic Republic of Congo

Description
Short Sword - Iron, Wood - Lulua - Democratic Republic of Congo
Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Short sword used by the Lulua people living in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wrought iron blade, with a geometric decoration on both sides, wooden handle with a lower part featuring a very particular checkerboard geometrical decoration.
Similar weapons are reproduced in several books about this subject, including: Afrikanische Waffen - W. Fisher, M. Zirngibl p.143 (see picture).
In good condition, with wear, oxidation and age marks, quite usual for these sorts of weapons. Both sides of the weapon are in quite similar condition (blade and handle).
A pretty rare weapon.

Lot details
Object
Short Sword
Ethnic group/ culture
Lulua
Region/ country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Material
Iron, Wood
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
520×70×30 mm
Weight
380 g
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