An unusual Berber Bou Saadi knife from Algeria. The hilt is decoratively carved with a belt loop and the handle has nice brass work. The blade is sharp and and decorated with engraving and inlaid brass. A beautiful piece that would make an excellent addition to any collection of African art. The Berber people are indigenous to Northwest Africa abd are known for their fantastic crafts and colourful wardrobes. Their name comes from the word barbarian and was given to them by the Romans.