African dagger (Congo?)

length: 14"
blade: 9 1/2"
blade width: 1 7/8"
grip and pommel: 4 3/4"
weight: 7.8 oz

Old African dagger, possibly from the Congo or Belgian Congo. Leaf-shaped old blade reconditioned by weaponsmith Tom Hyle. Grip is African-made, but newer than the blade (which is quite sharp). Scabbard is a modern reproduction/interpretation based on several African shoulder-slung scabbard styles.