Object Title

Arm knife (loi bo)

Arm knife (loi bo)

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XXVID.174

Provenance

Presented by the Police, 29 January 1996.

Physical Description

The blade is double edged, with hatching towards the spear point. The hilt has a brass ferrule at the guard. The grip is cobered in dark tan leather, and narrows to a thin, flaring pommel. The section beside the ferrule is bound with light tan leather thongs. The scabbard is of leather. At the throat is a loop for the orign=inal arm loop, bound on with thongs. The main section has a recessed panel at the front, tooled along its borders and with a line of stamped crosses at the centre. The chape is bound with thongs.

Dimensions

BladeLength201mm
ScabbardLength222mm
OverallLength344mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa