MANGBETU KNIFE CURRENCY, DRC

The Mangbetu knife currencies on this page have all been vetted as authentic, with those below showing clear evidence of significant age and use.

 

Mangbetu
Knife 17

14" high
$325

 

Mangbetu
Knife 18

13.5" high
$325

 

Mangbetu
Knife 19
12.5" high
$500

Mangbetu
Knife 20
12.5" high
$400

Mangbetu
Knife 21
14.5" high
$300

 Mangbetu
Knife 22
14" high
$300

Mangbetu
Knife 23
16" high
$300

Mangbetu
Knife 24
16.5" high
$200

Mangbetu
Knife 25
15.25" high
$300

Mangbetu
Knife 26
12.75" high
$300

Mangbetu
Knife 27
14" high
$300

The Mangbetu knife currencies below have been vetted as authentic, showing some or little age and use.

Mangbetu
Knife 29
16.5" high
$200

Mangbetu
Knife 30
15.5" high
$200



Photographs by Matt Mrachek and Tim Hamill © Hamill Gallery

MANGBETU, KNIFE CURRENCY, DRC

These iron "weapons" were called "trombash" and were recognized and used as currency as well as functional knives.


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