Decorative,Vintage & Design Collectables

Belgian Kongo. High Quality Forged Tribal Knives Collection

Price
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Description

The Knives were handmade with heavily decorated Forged Iron Blades with embellished wooden handles. The use of Brass or Leather wrappings and tacks turned these weapons into insignia of prestige, ceremonial dance implements or valuables used for exchange. Some of the engravings were done on the heated blade while the ones that run along the whole length were made with a sharp metallic tool on the cold blade.

Details

From left to right:

1. Sword in Original Sheath, Yaka People - 65cm:                                   800 €

2. Sword Knife Grip decorated with brass Nails, Ngombe People - 55cm:1.200 €

3. Execution Knife decorated with Brass Nails, Ngombe People - 67cm:   1.200 €

4. Sword Knife with Brass decorated Grip, Ngombe People - 54cm:        1.200 €

5. Execution Knife, Ngombe People - 76cm:                                        1.500 €

6. Sickle knife, Ngbandi-Yakoma People - 41cm:                                  1.200 €

7. Ritual Sword knife, Ngombe People - 61cm:                                     1.500 €

8. Sword Knife with full Brass grip, Ngombe People - 67cm:                   1.200 €

9. Short Sword Knife, Kundu-Konda People - 55cm:                               1.200 €

10. Sword Knife with Leather Grip, Ngombe People - 60cm:                  1.200 €

Provenance

Collection Leo Meurrens