Loop Dagger of the TIV People, Nigeria, Africa - 8604

A loop dagger of the TIV people residing on the Niger river in Nigeria. Very typical but unusual whole steel construction with the ring hilt forged in one piece with the blade. Spear head shaped 9 inches long blade ending with an acute tip. Flat hollow ground cross section with a central rib. Filed and chiseled ring handle. Total length 12 inches. Very good condition. Quite unusual and very elegant piece.