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Agthe, Johanna & Strauß, Katrin. Waffen aus Zentral-Afrika. 1985. Published by the Museum für Völkerkunde, Frankfurt. 388 pages. Text in German, some small passages in English. B&W. 

 

Agthe, Johanna, & Kraus, Peter. Ehe die Gewehre kamen: Traditionelle Waffen in Afrika. 1985. Museum für Völkerkunde, Frankfurt. 312 pages. Text in German. B&W. 

 

Arnoldi, M. J., Elsen, J., & Felix, M. Beauty in the Blade. 1998. 36 pages plus foldout map. Text in English. B&W. 

 

Ballarini, Roberto. Armi Bianche Dell'Africa Nera / Black Africa's Traditional Arms. 1992. 128 pages. Text in English and Italian. Color / B&W.

 

Bastide, Tristan Arbousse. Armes Traditionnelles d'Afrique (Dagues, Poignards, Glaives, Épées, Tranchets et couperets). 2003. Text in French. B&W.

 

Bastide, Tristan A. Traditional Weapons of Africa (Billhooks, Sickles and Scythes). 2010. 149 pages. Text in English and French. B&W. 

 

Berardi, Marianne. Standing on Ceremony: Traditional African Arms from the Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Collection. 52 pages. Text in English. Color / B&W. 

 

Blackmun, Barbara W. & Hautelet, Jacques. Blades of Beauty and Death: African Art Forged in Metal. 1990. 48 pages. Text in English. B&W. 

 

Blandin, Fer Noir. D'Afrique de L'Ouest. 1992. 240 pages. Text in French. B&W. 

 

De Waele, Danny & Lefebvre, Luc. Couteaux de Scarifications du Congo. 2007. 43 pages. Text in French. Color. 

 

De Waele, Danny & Lefebvre, Luc. Mangbetu: Sickle Knives and Daggers. 2008. 60 pages. Text in French. Color. 


Elsen, Jan, Armes Touristiques in Cent ans d’ethnographie sur la colline de Saint-Nicolas 1904-2004, directed by Marc-Olivier Gonseth, Jacques Hainard, Roland Kaehr, MEN. 2005. Pp. 260-263. Neuchâtel. Text in French. Color. 

 

Elsen, Jan. De Fer et De fierté - Armes Blanches d'Afrique Noire Du Musée Barbier-Mueller. 2003. 275 pages. Text in French. Color / B&W.

 

Elsen, Jan. Tribal Arms Monographs, Vol 1/No. 1: Les armes-faucilles, partie 1. 1996. 65 pages. Text in Dutch, English, French, and German. B&W.

 

Elsen, Jan. Tribal Arms Monographs Vol. 1 No. 3: Les armes-faucilles Partie III / The sickle weapons Part III. 2000. 68 pages. Text in Dutch, English, French, and German. B&W.

 

Felix, Marc L. Kipinga. 1991. 207 pages. Text in English and German. B&W.


Felix, Marc Leo & GE, Jeff (Eds.). Fatal Beauty: Traditional Weapons from Central Africa. 2009. [Orange edition]. 376 pages. Exhibition catalogue from the National Museum of Art and History in Taipei, Taiwan. Text in Chinese and English. Color, more than 1000 color images. 


Felix, M. L., Low, V., & Lu, H. (Eds.). Fatal Beauty: Traditional Weapons from Central Africa. 2013. [Black edition]. 336 pages. Exhibition catalogue from the National Museum of Art and History in Taipei, Taiwan. Text in Chinese and English. Color, more than 500 color images

 

Fischer, Werner, and Zirngibl, Manfred. A. Afrikanische Waffen. 1978. 204 pages. Text in English and German. Color / B&W

 

Fröhlich, Theodor. The Song of a Bird. 2016. 72 pages. Text in English. Color. 

 

Galerie du Crédit Communal. Beauté Fatale. Armes d'Afrique Centrale. 1992.
263 pages, 506 knives illustrated. Text in French. Color / B&W.

 

Ginzberg, Marc. African Forms. 2000. 297 pages. Text in English. Color. 

 

Gosseau, Christian. Tribal Arms Monographs Vol. 1 No. 2: Le couteau d'exécution et ses dérivés / Execution knives & derivatives. 1997. 72 pages. Text in Dutch, English, French, and German. B&W.

 

Herbert, Eugenia W. Red Gold of Africa: Copper in Precolonial History and Culture. 1984. 416 pages. Text in English. Color & B&W.

 

Homberger, Lorenz (Ed.). Cameroon: Art and Kings. 2008. Museum Rietburg, Zurich. 256 pages. Text in English (German langiage edition available). Color. 

 

Hurst, Norman. Ngola: The Weapon as Authority, Identity, and Ritual Object in Sub-Saharan Africa. 1997. 50 pages. Text in English. Color / B&W.

 

Joyce, Tom. Life Force at the Anvil: The Blacksmith's Art from Africa. 1998. 32 pages. Text in English. B&W. 

 

Lefebvre, Luc. Âmes de Formes. Formes de Lames. 2007. 60 pages. Text in French. Color. 

 

Lefebvre, Luc. Âmes de Formes. Formes de Lames. Armes Blanches et Boucliers d'Afrique Centrale. 2009. 44 pages. Text in French. Color. 

 

Lefebvre, Luc. Ngbandi Yakoma. 2017. 100 pages, more than 200 knives and shields illustrated. Text in English and French. Color.

 

Lefebvre, Luc. The Throwing Knives: The Northern Knives. 2019. 100 pages, 194 knives and shields pictured. Text in English and French. Color. 

 

Lefebvre, Luc & De Waele, Danny. Kilonda: Haches des Songye et Voisins. 2011. 60 pages. Text in English and French. Color. 

 

Lindblom, Gerhard. African Razors. 1943. Published by the Ethnographical Museum of Sweden, Stockholm. 54 pages. Text in English. B&W. 

 

Mestdagh, P., & Louis, P. Couteaux de Jet. Ou la collection d’un peintre. 2003. 48 pages. Text in French. Color. 

 

Nadel, S.F. The Nuba: An Anthropological Study of the Hill Tribes in Kordofan. 1947.

 

Opitz, Charles J. An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money. 2000. 412 pages. Text in English. Color & B&W. 

 

Petridis, Constantine. The Art of Daily Life: Portable Objects from Southeast Africa. 112 pages. Text in English. Color. 

 

Piccardi, Marco S. & Salvatici, Luciano. Lame d'Africa. 2002. 80 pages. Text in Italian. B&W.

 

Robertson, Eric D. The Art of Money — African Metalwork and Currency. 2007. 20 pages. Text in English. Color. 

 

Schaedler, Karl-Ferdinand. Earth and Ore: 2500 Years of African Art in Terra-Cotta and Metal. 1997. 369 pages, 677 color images, 13 maps. Separate editions in English and German. Color. 

 

Schildkrout, Enid & Keim, Curtis A. African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire. 1990. 271 pages. Text in English. Color / B&W.

 

Schmidt, A.M., & Westerdijk, P. The Cutting Edge: West Central African 19th century throwing knives in ther National Museum of Ethnology Leiden. 2006. 111 pages. Text in English. Color. 

 

Spring, Christopher. African Arms and Armor. 1993. 142 pages. Text in English. Color / B&W.

 

Van Geluwe, H., Paradijs, T., & Nauts, H. Mongo Cultuur. De Mongo: Bewoners Van Het Evenaarswoud in Zaire. 1984. Text in Dutch. 175 pages. 

 

Vanderstraete, Anne. Monnaies Objets d'Échange. Afrique-Asie-Océanie. 2016. Published by Musée Barbier-Mueller. 216 pages. Text in French. Color. 

 

Westerdijk, Heinrich. Ijzerwerk van Centraal-Afrika. 1975. 154 pages. Text in Dutch. B&W.

 

Westerdijk, Peter. African Metal Implements: Weapons, Tools and Regalia. 1984. 48 pages. Text in English. Color / B&W.  

 

Westerdijk, Peter. The African Throwing Knife: A Style Analysis. 1988. 434 Pages. Text in English. B&W. 500 copies printed.  

 

Zirngibl, Manfred A., & Kubetz, Alexander. Panga Na Visu. 2009. 336 pages. Text in German. Color, over 700 color photos. Numerous inauthentic examples deliberately included. 

 

Zirngibl, M. Seltene Afrikanische Kurzwaffen (Rare African Short Weapons). 1983. 146 pages. Text in English and German. Color / B&W. Two inauthentic examples deliberately included.