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Recommended Books on Tribal Art, Weapons and Swords

BOOK102: The Cutting Edge - African Throwing Knives

  • BOOK102 : The Cutting Edge - African Throwing Knives
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BOOK102: The Cutting Edge - African Throwing Knives
by A. M. Schmidt & P. Westerdijk

African throwing knives constitute a unique category of weapons found nowhere else in the world. They were weapons of war and implements of the hunt. This group of knives came to the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, at the end of the nineteenth century. It is one of the earliest such collections and is closely associated with Dutch trade interests in the Congo. A number of related items are also included, such as hand weapons, axes with a bird-like form, ceremonial weapons, and shields. Many good photos of a wide variety of early collected throwing knives.    

Cover: Hard
Number Pages: 111
Measurements: 17.3" x 9.5"
Publisher: C. Zwartenkot Art Books
Publish Date: 2006
Condition: New and unused
Price: $65.00

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