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Old 29th May 2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Maasai Rungu

came across this on epray, tho i can't buy swords or knives via them anymore here in the UK, i can still buy things to bash my enemies with. arrived from nairobi, kenya this morning.

olive wood, hand carved, hard wood with nice grain, heavy. length 20" (51 cm) head is 3.25" (8.4 cm). village finish, not overly glossy seems like the weight almost forces you to carry/use it head facing down...

vendor apparently bought three from maasai tribesman he found out with their cattle. the other two looked more used, but i liked the wood & the bent head on this one. the others were also bent but they all were subtly different. looks a bit like my knobkerrie, two tone wood, the shaft and the head roughly half darker heartwood and lighter sap wood. the rungu cost me about the same as the postage.
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