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Dagger

Object Number:AF1075
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Azande
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Iron
Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:609 - Other Number

Description

Iron blade extends from iron, leather covered handle; blade is at its widest just above the handle, and very gradually narrows until about halfway down the blade where the blade then begins to narrow more sharply and reults in a point; a slightly raised ridge runs down the center of both faces of the blade; there are identical linear designs on each blade face; handle becomes very narrow a couple of centimeters from where the blade extends from it; end of handle opposite the blade is wide and tapers to a rounded point; which points in the direction opposite the blade point; all of handle is covered in leather except for a few centimeters above the rounded point.

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