ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
As the name implies, these were used in the ceremonial execution of (primarily slaves) individuals in the Congo. This very large piece measures 27” overall and has the thin iron brass wrapping just above the wooden handle. The cutting edge is the top, rounded part of the blade and the individual’s neck was placed in a tree trunk shaped the same way. This is a very well known style to collectors of African edged weapons and this one is an exceptionally well made example in very good condition. It is flawless. The age of this piece is estimated at well over 100 years as evidenced by the black, sooty coating that gives this a nice patina.