Item #: 1002-52 -- An African Knife, Probably Abarambo -- $150.00
An African knife, likely Abarambo tribe, in its original sheath. Broad blade, quite thin and quite sharp, with raised incised panel to either side for 2/3 the length. Wooden handle with disk pommel and narrow grip, flared to meet the shoulders of the blade. Contained in its original wooden sheath with bored lanyard hole; the front covered in thin brass sheet and completely covered in hand-made brass studs. The sheath widely flared at the bottom. Overall fair condition; the sheath missing a few of the the studs, cracked at the sides and center of the back, with some wood loss to the sides of the sheath and at one of the shoulders of the handle. The blade with dark rust patina and rust damage at the edges. Blade 30.5 cm., overall in sheath approx. 48 cm.