Rare Ngala Execution, Beheading Sword/knife, 2nd Half 19th Century 039900aws For Sale

The Ngala, a forest people in Central Africa, living primarily off of farming and fishing, have adapted the Banza throwing knife into a sort of machete often used for executions. It became a symbol of power and was sometimes a ceremonial knife for tribal chieftains. The macabre ritual executions take place with the condemned being staked to the ground in a sitting position, with the head fastened with leather straps to a bent tree branch. This way it was ensured that the victim’s neck would be stretched and at the moment of decapitation the head would be automatically catapulted away. This example has a 20 ½" forged iron blade of typical form with multi-curved cutting surfaces and lugs on the reverse; three short fullers on one side and hatched decoration toward the back edge. Multi-stage wood pommel (split) and short grip bound with iron bands; the design facilitating either one or two-hand use. Dark rust patina to metal surfaces, with some edge nicks. Overall length 29 ½". A genuine execution sword at a small fraction of the cost of European examples. Other dealers charge several times this price for similar examples.


Rare Ngala Execution, Beheading Sword/knife, 2nd Half 19th Century 039900aws

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Rare Ngala Execution, Beheading Sword/knife, 2nd Half 19th Century 039900aws:
$454




Sog Sog00048 Sogfari Kukri Machete 12
Sog Sog00048 Sogfari Kukri Machete 12" Black Sawback Blade/black Rubber Handle


Zombie Killer Full Tang Survival Axe picture
Zombie Killer Full Tang Survival Axe


Cas Hanwei Short Bearded Axe Xh2043n Short Bearded Axe Antiqued picture
Cas Hanwei Short Bearded Axe Xh2043n Short Bearded Axe Antiqued


Cold Steel Sc90wvba Viking Hand Cordura Axe Sheath Black picture
Cold Steel Sc90wvba Viking Hand Cordura Axe Sheath Black


Cold Steel 97bam18s Machete Barong W/sheath picture
Cold Steel 97bam18s Machete Barong W/sheath


90axg Cold Steel Axe Gang Hatchet Fixed 4
90axg Cold Steel Axe Gang Hatchet Fixed 4" Plain Drop Forged 1055 Carbon Steel B


Indian Antique Hand Forged Steel Axe Head Nice Shap picture
Indian Antique Hand Forged Steel Axe Head Nice Shap


Antique Collectible Old Iron Hand Carved Beautiful Shap Tribal Hunting Axes Head picture
Antique Collectible Old Iron Hand Carved Beautiful Shap Tribal Hunting Axes Head


Hand Forged Axe Head picture
Hand Forged Axe Head


Yes4all Camping Hunting Survival Axe H105 + Fire Starter - ²h6pdh61 picture
Yes4all Camping Hunting Survival Axe H105 + Fire Starter - ²h6pdh61


Follow Us!