Very old double-edged sword with two old labels. The widest part of the blade is about the first third, calculated from the top. It is geometrically marked on both sides with dot and dash marks and in the middle each with a 28 cm long copper inlay. Similar punctuations also occur on Yaka swords. The copper inlays and the wooden carved rings of the handle speak for the Songye.
Schmeltz, Dr. J.D.M. & Josselin-de-Jong:
Album of the Ethnography of the Congo Basin;Leiden; 1904-1906
pl. 77, afb. 3
H. Westerdijk: Ijzerwerk van Centraal-Afrika; pg.98 fig.1
Luc Lefebvre & Danny De Waele: Kilonda, Haches des Songye; fig. 76