Sickle Knife, Mangbetu, Congo.

Mangbetu knife with finely wire wrapped handle and sickle shaped curved blade. These knives were used as a symbol of status, power and authority.

10 inches (point to point) blade, 15 inches total length (tip of blade to pommel). The handle is wood . Very good condition with original black patina on the blade.

H: 38,5 cm - 15.2 inches. W: 20,5 cm - 8.1 inches.