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"Ikula" Knife - Kuba
Ethnic group
Kuba
Origin
Dr Congo
Material
Wood and iron
Size
L: 35 cm
Description
Old Kuba Knife-"ikula" with a wooden handle, a broad blade with curved contour, raised middle ridge on either side, flanked by incised lines.

Minimal damages, slight signs of abrasion and corrosion.

The "knife of peace" replaced the legendary "shongo" throwing knife, the "knife of lightning" under the king Shamba Bolongongo at the beginning of seventeeth century.

Lit.: "Seltene afrikanische Kurzwaffen", Manfred A. Zirngibl. Page 61
shikra-tip: This book is also available in our catalogue (see cat. num.: 60-110)

Price:   150,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  14-131
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