Ngala - Ngata

         A chieftain knife from Central Africa. Only a few examples survive in private hands. Mondjembo, copper wirings on the handle, before 1900.  Manfred Zirngibl displays a similar knife on page 114 in his “Afrikanische Waffen” (1978) and chose it for the dustcover of the work.


         This knife has been on display during the Fatal Beauty Exhibition at the National Museum of History in Taiwan, June 2009.

Figured by Elsen in “Fatal Beauty” (2009).