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Kilonda-African Currency/Status Ax for Sale

Price: $850

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Based on the Songye ceremonial weapon, this project was created as a study in forging techniques. While the netted-fish subject is fanciful, in other respects this piece is quite similar to the originals. The blade is high-carbon steel, forged to shape and slightly sharpened, and the mild steel net is forged to a square profile and hot twisted, and then welded to the blade. A brass and copper mosaic pin creates the eye.

The turned tapered handle is osage orange, pierced through to receive the blade. Fours sections of beaten copper sheet is hammer-formed around the grip and pinned, similar to the originals. Unlike many of the originals, a third of the handle's length is exposed wood. A truly unique project.

The club-shaped grip is over 2” in diameter, and 18” long. The fish blade is 14” long, and extends 14” from the handle.

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    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns / powderhorns, tomahawks, war clubs (warclubs), jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect
    Tucson, Arizona
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