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Old 6th November 2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default I have to let go ...

Hi guys,

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

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 )

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

Asking price : 100 US $ (+ shipping)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...eelding1630.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...eelding1633.jpg

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...eelding1632.jpg

The other two items will follow.
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Old 6th November 2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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Thumbs up 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 :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...eelding1634.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...eelding1636.jpg

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My asking price : 60 US $ (+ shipping)
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Old 6th November 2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thumbs up 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

Asking price : 85 US $ (+ shipping)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...eelding1639.jpg

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Old 7th November 2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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The Yaka sword is gone to live in the States
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