Ashanti snakeskin knife

length: 19 3/4"
blade: 14 1/2"
blade width: 1 1/4" maximum
grip: 5 1/2"

Springy hot-forged steel blade, leather covered wooden grip, snakeskin and leather scabbard. The blade is from the early 1900's, reworked into the newer snakeskin-covered scabbard and phallic hilt. I've seen half a dozen of these reworked antique blades in the past year or so. Old blades with newer fittings reworked in the traditional manner - much cooler than modern reproductions with junk blades.