Antique Shona Knife Dagger Great Blade Finely carved sheath Zimbabwe 1900 NR

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 02, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House
We are happy to offer some wonderful items from a German collection of Sammlung Lehner who started in the early 1910's - we received from the seller some pictures, showing the man and parts of the collection, from 1925, 1944 (in a collection room that was bombarded by the allies in the WWII) and 1953. The collection included trophies, weapons, jewelry and sculpture and was mainly African with a few oceanic items. The collection was authenticated and expertized in France by Cabinet Daffos & Estournel in Paris. Please make sure to check all other auctions for many fine items from the collection we will be offering in the coming weeks.
This one is a fine African Dagger from the Shona tribe - Zimbabwe, circa 1900.
The hand-forged, double-edged blade is sharpened on both sides - the steel shows beautiful grain and age patina.
The wood sheath is carved with geometric patterns and is reinforced with brass strap (tip) and animal ligaments - wood shows lovely age and use patina. Excellent condition with some age ware, only adding to the item's beauty and look.
It measures 36 cm long - blade only is 20.5 cm.
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