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Old 20th January 2019, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Cameroon regions takouba

I don't typically purchase 19th century examples these days, but I've always enjoyed takouba from the Cameroon regions, nice hilt wraps and pommels usually. This is a shorter example with a native blade. Sharp, good flex, a nice little sword.
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Old 20th January 2019, 10:37 AM   #2
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Good honest piece, Iain. I like the older-style pommel and primitive blade. Would the hilt have had a leather covering do you think ?
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Old 20th January 2019, 11:48 AM   #3
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Good honest piece, Iain. I like the older-style pommel and primitive blade. Would the hilt have had a leather covering do you think ?


The holes make me wonder if brass plates were fitted.
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Old 20th January 2019, 07:58 PM   #4
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Nice sword, I like the short fuller which is reminiscent of earlier import blades.
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Nice sword, I like the short fuller which is reminiscent of earlier import blades.


Thanks Teodor, I really quite like these basic swords. An example with a similar fuller was posted quite some time ago on the forum. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=20199

The fuller on my example is actually quite shallow.
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