Original intact wooden handle with copper Tumi. Very scarce. The grip is probably
made from the chachacoma tree and it’s been carved with a standing Jaguar finial.
The handle shows subtle color deviation suggesting it was bound. The Moche both worshiped
the jaguar as well as feared its power and deadly hunting ability. Excellent green
patina on blade. One side had been polished to reveal its original metal luster.
Normal separation on wooden handle. Peru. 200-700 AD. Measures just under 7".