Ethnographic Arms & Armour

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Discussion Forums > Ethnographic Weapons

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 9th June 2023, 01:12 PM   #1
Yvain's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
Location: France
Posts: 166
Default Takouba with old european blade

Hi all!

Today I received this takouba that I won at an auction some weeks ago! As you can imagine, I'm very pleased with it. The mounts are in an older style (late 19th century perhaps), but the most interesting part is the blade.

It seems to be an older european blade that was locally "sandwiched". On both face, the blade bears a wolf of Passau, and the inscription "SAHAGVM". Alfonso de Sahagún was a Spanish smith from the second part of the 16th century, but his signature was copied a lot, including on some Passau blades. The general shape of the blade, fuller, and marks makes me think that it could be from the second part of the 16th century, or perhaps early 17th century.

Some similar blades :

Anyway, I’m really happy about it! (And sorry for the not so good pictures, I'm preparing for moving out and don't have much space)
Attached Images
Yvain is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.