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Old 18th July 2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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I'm really happy with this Zande TK, I was searching a nice one since a long time, I've got it ! With engravings on the blade and a complete handle.
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Old 18th July 2006, 08:54 PM   #2
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Stunning!! superb engravinging. The handle may well have been replaced many times. One day I will get one.
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Old 18th July 2006, 09:01 PM   #3
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Old 18th July 2006, 09:11 PM   #4
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Outstanding knife! Now hurry out back and throw into tree or something to see if it sticks Just kidding!

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Old 18th July 2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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Not a joke...I have a project : try to throw different kind of TK to see how they are responding, I have to find the right place to do it (a friend of mine lost 2 TK trying them in an open field, they disappear in the ground and he never found them back
A volunteer to try with me...

Thanks all for your comment.
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Old 18th July 2006, 09:52 PM   #6
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Luc, a very nice example indeed.
I especially like the engraving, the spiral symbols are very interesting, and common to many diverse cultures, do you why the spiral is important to the Zande?

....oh by the way.....where is that field???????
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Old 22nd July 2006, 09:47 PM   #7
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The spiral design is a natural design, it can be inspired by the water falling in a hole, so it can represent the fall in the "waters of death",to the land of deads.
This symbol can be found on many pehistoric tombstones.
It is the symbol of permanent movement of life, from life to death and from death to life, the eternal life ?
So it is at the right place on a weapon...
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