Finely stitched leather scabbard and red dyed spondylus sea shells. That feature is specific and unique to Baule knives.
Antique knife with forged steel blade and wooden spool grip. The hilt has a knob-form pommel that is easy to grip.
Knives like this example were used during important ceremonies as prestige items to show the wealth and spiritual potency of one's family.
The swords and daggers of the Baule tribe are quite rare and sought after by collectors of African weapons.
Height: 18 3/4" x Width: 3 1/2".
Comes mounted on a custom made 4" x4" stand, and it is 19 1/4" tall on it.
The owner of the collection this piece comes from is downsizing, and as such is wanting us to help find good homes, and quickly! This needs to be sold by the end of the year 2020, and as such we have priced it to sell.