Item #: BQ2669 -- Mid 20th Century African Congo Handforged Iron Spear -- $190.00
An original spear from the Northern Congo and probably of the Basoko, Bangala or Ngombe tribe. Made in three pieces with a hand forged grooved leaf form point and tapered base and a short wooden haft. It also has some added iron wire wrap. In untouched original condition with minor cracks, nicks, dents and fine age patina. These spears were not only used in intertribal warfare and hunting but also as currency, bridal dowry gifts and objects of prestige. Could be disassembled for shipping to about 79 cm. L.