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A knife with the effigy of the Melanesian god Douk-Douk whose origin is lost in the mists of time.
Initially, the Douk-Douk was intended for the Melanesian market, which seemed in the 1930s to be an interesting commercial hub.
The figure struck on the handle is in the effigy of the Melanesian god Douk-Douk. Its origin is lost in the mists of time and its cult is still perpetuated and flourishing today in Melanesia.
The Melanesian market having proved disappointing, the marketing of the Douk-Douk then turned to North Africa where, in a very short time, it would be an unprecedented success. The Douk-Douk brought together two qualities apparently difficult to reconcile: on the one hand a very low selling price and on the other hand a blade of superior quality that the local clientele, fine connoisseur in the field, knows how to appreciate.
Thus, it would compete advantageously with junk manufacturers and classic European models which, until then, shared the North African clientele.
On the eve of 1939, it was definitively adopted and had even become the "national pocket knife" of Algeria, then a French province.
From North Africa, the Douk-Douk gradually reached the entire African continent thanks to military expeditions, caravans of Arab merchants or carried in the luggage of explorers and adventurers very numerous at that time. It is found today even in some pygmy tribes of Black Africa!