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Freddy 6th November 2005 07:07 PM

I have to let go ...
Hi guys,

I have to let go of some things. I know it's inevitable in any collection. :o

So I'm first offering these items to the forumites before going on ebay or another auction site.

Mail me if you're interested.

The first one is an old Yaka sword. I found this one in a house clearing. The story goes that one of the family members served in the Congo at the beginning of the last century. He brought 'stuff' back home. Amongst these a few weapons (now also in my collection :D )

It's complete with its leather sheath. The blade is still very sharp.
Total length : 56 cm.

Asking price : 100 US $ (+ shipping)

The other two items will follow.

Freddy 6th November 2005 07:14 PM

Second item
This is a smaller piece, nevertheless genuine.

It's a dagger from Ruanda, probably Tutsi. The sheath and handle are of wood. At first, I though something was missing as the two-piece sheath had only some rattan binding at the bottom. But there's no sign of any other binding missing. There's a perfect fit.
Peculiar about this dagger is the shape of the blade. It looks like someone took perhaps a spear blade and fitted it onto a handle.

Total length : 26,5 cm

Have a look :

My asking price : 60 US $ (+ shipping)

Freddy 6th November 2005 07:25 PM

Here comes a big guy !
Last item is an African club (a rungu) from the Gogo tribe in Tansania.

The shape is a bit different than the normal ones, but that's not the only difference. This rungu is huge and heavy ! It's the one on the left in the picture.
Total length : 70 cm.

There are some cracks, but the piece is still functional :p

Asking price : 85 US $ (+ shipping)

Freddy 7th November 2005 11:12 AM

The Yaka sword is gone to live in the States :)

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