Loop Dagger of the TIV People, Nigeria, Africa - 12558

A loop dagger of the TIV people residing on the Benue river in Nigeria. Very typical but unusual whole still construction with the ring hilt forged in one piece with the blade. Leaf shaped 5 inches long, 3 inches wide blade ending with an acute tip. Flat hollow ground cross section with a central rib. Filed and chiseled ring handle 9 inches total length. Very good condition. Quite unusual and very elegant piece.