POTO KNIFE CURRENCY, Dem. Rep. Congo

These knives have been vetted as authentic with signs of use and age.




Poto
Knife 8

24.25" high
$250



Poto
Knife 20

24.5" high
$250



Poto
Knife 21

24.75" high
$250


 

Poto
Knife 22

24" high
$250



Poto
Knife 23

23.75" high
$200



Poto
Knife 24

22.5" high
$200



Poto
Knife 25

23.5" high
$200


 

Poto
Knife 26

22" high
$200



Poto
Knife 27

24.25" high
$150



Poto
Knife 28

24" high
$150



Poto
Knife 29

23.5" high
$150


 

Poto
Knife 30

23" high
$150



Poto
Knife 31

21.5" high
$150



Poto
Knife 32

19.5" high
$150



Poto
Knife 10

25.5" high
$250


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

POTO, KNIFE CURRENCY, Dem. Rep. Congo

Many of them originally had a fur ball on the handle; on most of ours that is completely lost and the original handles may have been replaced. Unlike many galleries which grind down and polish the blades, we have left these with the original patina intact. Most have subtle but intricate designs embossed into the blade portion.

These double-sided forged iron knives exist in a variety of shapes. They were originally used for ceremonial purposes and probably date from the 20th century. 


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