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8: Pair of African Fang Knives Collected 1898 

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Description

Pair of African Fang Knives Collected 1898 

Steel blade with wood handles wrapped in copper and brass; blades engraved with stylized designs; one blade inscribed twice with Amur(?) Sword from prisoner captured by -- on Dahomey on 1898/ Presented to B.F. Ponder; both with lizard skin covered sheaths; lengths of swords 18.25 in., lengths of sheaths 15 in. 

Selections from the Wallace Gusler Collection: Descended through the Osborne and Biddle families in Philadelphia.

Condition

Expected wear.

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Estimate $1,500 – $2,500
Starting Bid $750
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