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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This is an ivory back pocket with Zulu spear blade.

The Zulu is a nation of Nguni-speaking people in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. They are a branch of the southern Bantu and have close ethnic, linguistic, and cultural ties with the Swazi and Xhosa. The Zulu are the single largest ethnic group in South Africa and numbered about nine million in the late 20th century.

This knife is a very nice "walk and talk" and made out of (pre-ban) Ivory - which is the perfect and very symbolic material for a Zulu knife.

I've added Roman knot file work on blade and spine
and file work on liners.

The knife is 3 ½ “ closed, the blade 2 5/8”
OAL 6 3/8”

A collectors piece it belongs to a client of mine.

Enjoy! -Ian

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