Machete

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  • Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Machete
Category
Creation Date

before 1941
Materials

Dimensions

27 cm W x 52 cm L Item (Overall)

Large Knife

27 cm W x 52 cm L x 13 cm W x 51 cm L

Small Knife.

Count
2
Description
These two machetes have steel blades and hand-carved wooden handles. One has a much more curved blade with an intricate geometric pattern scratched into it. Used by the natives in the African Congo, they were brought back by Arthur Lundblad, a missionary in this area.
They are often called short swords or throwing knives.
The larger knife has a wooden handle wrapped in leather with a metal coil close to the blade. The blade is carved with small v-shapes in two sections on one side. The other side of the blade is unadorned. The blade has an almost 90 degree curve and the tip has a wide point.
The smaller knife is also curved on the end, but more rounded. 

Related People and Organizations
Lundblad, Arthur
Geographic Notes
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic Names
DR Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, AF [-2.5,23.5] [id:203312]

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