knife (weapons: edged)

Chief's knife from the Azande of South Sudan. The blade is made of iron, beaked and perforated with two holes. The handle is made of wood that is wound with copper wire.

When an Azande Chief passed judgement, they would look through the two holes in the blade.

fighting

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