Short Sword/Prestige Knife
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unknown Saka, Ngandu
Short Sword/Prestige KnifeFirst half 20th century
14 9/16 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 1 9/16 in. (37 cm x 9.5 cm x 4 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- knives - Cutting instruments consisting of a blade with a sharpened longitudinal edge fixed in a handle, either rigidly as in a table-, carving, or sheath-knife, or with a joint as in a pocket- or clasp-knife. Knives may be used to cut food, especially in serving and eating, as weapons, and for other purposes. The blade may be of steel or another metal or stone, as in the flint knives of early man, or of another material such as ivory or wood (as with a paperknife). The term also refers to tools that are shaped or used as knives, even if the edge is not particularly sharp or actually used for cutting.
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0035758.
- 戈思明 and 菲利斯. Fatal Beauty: Traditional Weapons from Central Africa (National Museum of History, January 2009), 278, 366. Figure Number: 357b
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- 戈思明 and 菲利斯. Fatal Beauty: Traditional Weapons from Central Africa (National Museum of History, January 2009), 59.
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