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Vintage African Congolese Konda/Ikakalaka Sword with Acrylic Base

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This tribal artifact is called a Konda or Ikakalaka Sword and it is from the Mongo People in the northwestern parts of Democratic Republic of Congo. Key characteristics include a wooden handle the shape of an hour glass, no guard, and a larger round pommel (base). The blade is made of iron/steel and has a straight double edge that was sharpened on each side. Also, it has a spatulated or crescent shaped tip.

This piece is unadorned when compared to other elaborate ceremonial examples. It is presented on a new acrylic base and would complement a variety of interiors from Traditional to Rustic or Organic Modern and a variety of spaces from a great room to a study or office. 

Note: Blade is sharp. Display and handle with caution. 

Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 

Date of Manufacture: mid/late-20th Century

Condition: Very Good

Wear: Consistent with age. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions:

Blade: 16 in. L X 1.75 in. W (Shaft), 3.75 in. W  (Crescent Tip) X .17 in. D

Handle:  5 in. H X 2.25 in. Diam. / Base: 3.5 in. L X 3.5 in. W X 3.5 in. H / Total: 24.5 in H

 Reference: The Art of Weapons, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and David Mickov, Swordis Blog.  

Vintage African Congolese Konda/Ikakalaka Sword...

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