Item #: 1002-93 -- An Abarimbo Knife -- $650.00
A good Abarimbo knife with its original sheath, the leaf-form blade double-edged with central geometrically incised panels.The handle flared at the base, which is covered in thin bronze sheet and decorated with nine bronze studs. The pommel widely flared, of stepped disk form, elaborately covered with bronze studs, as is the the entire frontal surface of the scabbard, which is also sheeted in bronze. The grip surface wrapped with a single strand of copper wire. The sheath with raised pierced rib to accommodate the carrying strap, consisting of hair-on animal hide, still present and intact. Overall good original untouched condition, the blade with wear from use, dark patina and active surface rust -- needs careful cleaning (available at extra charge if desired). A few of the studs missing, minor wood loss to the strap loop on the scabbard, grip wire slightly loose. Overall in sheath 46 cm., blade 31.3 cm.