Join Date: Jan 2008
West African sword for I.D. & comment
Here is a recent find that may interest forumites. From West Africa, perhaps Mende ? Its quite a substantial sword, blade length is 90cm. The blade needs some light cleaning.
Unusually, the scabbard is not covered in leather, in fact its a sort of painted cloth, probably cotton, over wood. The suspension loops are of padded cloth. It has an iron chape.
Comments on the sword are welcome, and if anyone has references or comparable pieces, do please post them.