Old African Currency – Prestige Knife – VERE / DADIYA – North Eastern Nigeria
Forged iron. Cm. 64,0 high (25.20″); weight: grams 642,0 (16.30 oz.).
These knives were used as a means of barter by Vere and, above all, by the Dadiya, an ethnic group on north-eastern Nigeria.
Composed of a blade in wrought iron and a handgrip made of an iron strip wound into a spiral, with fan-shaped tooling.
For a similar example see:
– “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 171.
– “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, page 60.
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