Dagger

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Date:Not Recorded

Description:A straight metal bladed knife with a red leather sheath.

There is a white and black leather interlace pattern on the hilt and sheath, and a leather covered wooden handle with concave sides. A leather loop is attached for carrying the knife on the upper arm, as well as decorative strands of leather.

The knife was found in sub-Saharan Africa right across to Western Sudan in Nomadic tribes.

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Donor ref: LEAMG : M1341.1915.2 (60/23467)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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