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Eduga (Battle Axe)

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Known as warriors, the Fang possessed shields, lances, spears, short swords, and battle-axes. They also used crossbows, but mainly only for hunting. The Fang didn't use throwing knives, as they considered them curiosities or relics from another...


Kilonda (Ceremonial Axe)

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This type of axe, known as kilonda was mainly produced by the Songye, but also by the Nsapo and Luba. Though their shape was largely inspired by functional weapons, they were strictly symbols of prestige and pageantry. Songye blacksmiths are...


Kpinga (Throwing Knife)

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While historically used as a weapon amongst the sophisticated armies of the Zande and Nzakara, this type of throwing knife, known as kpinga, became obsolete in the 20th century, and became more an object of symbolism than function. In particular,...


Bango (Prestige Blade)

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In abstract human form, the bango (or bwagogambanza) blade displays symmetry and sophistication. Elsen describes the function of this blade type as "luxury weapons for notables and chiefs." They were also used ceremonially, notably in initiation...


Nyi (Prestige Sword)

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Among the many kingdoms (fondom) of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. In close counsel with Kwifor, Ngwerong, Mfu and...


Udamalore (Ceremonial Sword)

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Predominantly found in Owo in Yorubaland, the udamalore literally means a ‘sword of the well-born’ referring to the owner coming from a respected family and that its owner is a “leader prepared to meet...