Sickle Blades

Bandia or Boa Culture, Democratic Republic of Congo

Steel and Wood, Steel Copper and Wood

32.25" H and 35" H

On Right $1,200

On Left SOLD

Both blades are polished on one side to reveal the superb incising which was patiently executed with care and skill by an experienced craftsman.  Traditionally, the blade's handles are replaced as needed.

The blade on the right, with the gentle curve, is of heavy metal stock, with a thick rib on the reverse.  It is in good condition with a wound copper handle, most likely a replacement.

The blade on the left has had much use, is made of lighter stock and has a broader blade. The handle has a rich, old patina and is cracked from age.