Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (RISING FROM THE RUBBLE)
KOUMMYA or not?
This recently came in and has turned out much nicer than I had originally thought.
The fittings and scabbard are a mixture of Silver, Copper and Brass with nice quality decoration overall. The handle which I think is probably teak, is nicely inlaid with silver wire, and has two very nicely worked silver plates on the face.
The quality forged blade, although typical of the Koummya style,
is not sharpened as far up as usual.
The scabbard tip also is not turned up as much is as usual with Koummya.
Again I feel that there is Tuareg influence at play here judging by the decoration of the scabbard.
Opinion and comments please.