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    TWO WEST AFRICAN AXES AND FOUR TRIBAL ETHNOGRAPHIC KNIVES Comprising: 1) Two examples from the Selepe, Karunda, Mossi, or Bobo tribes of the Upper Volta near Ghana. Both have long incised hafts and figural tops with upper finned blades. Lengths are 30 1/2-inches and 24 1/4-inches. 2) The hand-forged steel blade knife has incised linework with a split oval at base. Carved wooden grip with copper wire-wrap and fur covered pommel. The Poto people are located in central Africa near the Aruwimi River. 3) Four ceremonial knives from the Bwaka, Saka, Kuso or Konda tribes of Zaire. All have hand-forged steel blades, three examples with incised linework. #2 with replacement grip. Lengths are 15 1/2-inches, 16 1/4-inches, 20 3/4-inches and 19-inches.

    Condition Report*: Condition: Both are fair to good, showing age wear, pitting, chips, cracks and patina.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    5th-7th Saturday-Monday
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