Katanga Congolese Short Sword, Crocodile
Skin Belt, for sale.
Late 19th Century nor early 20th Century, a Katanga (Congo) region
short sword with camel bone hilt and crocodile belly skin belt.
A very rare short sword from a land where the camel meets the crocodile,
the Congo (Katanga). A possibly nomadic tribal short sword with
camel bone cross section to the hilt and crocodile belly "leather"
shoulder strap. The 39.5 cm single edged blade is heavy and well
made, sharp and showing clear hammer marks. In very good order,
the camel bone cross section with some movement. Bet you can't find
another! So £250 is a very sound investment. Full sized photos
available upon request. My item reference number is 928 - Box 551-1m.