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Knife

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Object Number:42-30-580
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ababua
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:473 - Other Number

Description

Double-edged lanceolate iron blade; band of fine grooving near opposite edges of the two faces; large piercings with serrated edge at middle of blade; "stem" with very slightly convex sides and with vertical piercing with serrated edges; tang inserted in hourglass-shaped grip which is completely wrapped with a narrow strip of iron.

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