KUBA KNIFE 1, Dem. Rep. of Congo

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, KNIFE 1, 17.5", $400, SOLD, Dem. Rep. of Congo

Knives, axes, currency blades and spears, all made of forged iron, attest to the skills in metal of the Kuba and related peoples of central Africa. Most exhibit an inventive variety of form and workmanship far beyond what was functionally necessary. Specialists in the field will identify these pieces much more specifically.

This elaborately incised knife comes with its studded wooden sheath.

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