Item #: 1002-103 -- A Fine Large Bena Lulua Knife -- $850.00
A fine Bena Lulua knife with well forged leaf-shaped blade with beveled edges and central flat tapering to a medial ridge, the narrow waist abruptly flared to two cusped points approaching the coffin-shaped ricasso area. The carved hardwood grip extensively inlaid with copper wire in undulating geometric patterns and set with two bronze studs (one lacking). A very fine example with excellent patina and interesting artistic form. Overall 49.1 cm. with 35.3 cm. blade.