Short Sword, ntsakh or fa
Fang, Gabon / Equatorial Guinea / Cameroon
Forged iron, wood, brass tacks, iron & brass wire
This fine short sword comes from the Fang, who inhabit the rainforest in an area that stretches over three countries. While primarily a symbol of status, these blades were also used in a ceremonial context, and are very functional as well, with two sharp cutting edges (Elsen, De fer et de fierté, 2003).
22.5 in :: 57 cm
Inventory # 10496