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Old 23rd February 2014, 01:51 AM   #2
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THE DAGGER IS LIKELY A NEWER VERSION OF A SOMALI BILLAO SEE PICTURE #5. THE HANDLE IS MADE IN THE TRADITIONAL STACKED FORM OF BONE AND HORN. THE POMMEL AND THE BLADE ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE TRADITIONAL FORM. THE BLADE LOOKS CLOSER TO THE ETHIOPIAN GILE FORM.
1. TRADITIONAL FORM OF ETHIOPIAN GILE SHORT SWORD, AFAR TRIBE, FOR BLADE COMPARASON.
#2 &#3 TRADITIONAL FORM BILLAO
#5. EXAMPLES OF MODERN FORMS SOMALI BILLAO
#6 TRADITIONAL FORMS BILLAO

WELCOME TO THE FORUM. THE SEARCH FUNCTION WILL BRING UP OLDER POSTS WITH MORE INFORMATION ON THESE DAGGERS.
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