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Old 18th September 2020, 04:10 AM   #1
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Default African Dagger for ID

Could someone please ID this African dagger for me?
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Old 18th September 2020, 08:55 AM   #2
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TEBU dagger, Sudan.
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Old 18th September 2020, 09:23 AM   #3
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TEBU dagger, Sudan.

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Old 18th September 2020, 12:18 PM   #4
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When looking for a quick quide on what I might have


I use Lew's collection as my first point of reference

http://vikingsword.com/lew/archive.html


I never communicated with this man but whenever I browse his collection I do reflect on what a helpful informed man he was RIP.

Ken

Ps you will see your knife as Item 43
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Old 18th September 2020, 09:34 PM   #5
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When looking for a quick quide on what I might have


I use Lew's collection as my first point of reference

http://vikingsword.com/lew/archive.html


I never communicated with this man but whenever I browse his collection I do reflect on what a helpful informed man he was RIP.

Ken

Ps you will see your knife as Item 43

Hi Ken,
I was not aware of this link so thank you very much.
Stu
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Old 18th September 2020, 10:13 PM   #6
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Nice blade, I think this is an older example (due to the leather work too), however, I would like to point out that the "guard" (for lack of a better term) seems to be missing.
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Old 18th September 2020, 10:15 PM   #7
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Nice blade, I think this is an older example (due to the leather work too), however, I would like to point out that the "guard" (for lack of a better term) seems to be missing.

Thank you....I had not noticed that.
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Old 19th September 2020, 04:29 PM   #8
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In addition to Lew's collection, you can find two other important collections online, where you can see lots of photographs of African swords and knives as well as interesting information:
http://www.memoire-africaine.com/armes.html
http://www.africanarms.com/gallery

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Although the Tebu , or Toubou are to be found in NW Sudan , they are more commonly associated with inhabiting northern Chad, southern Libya & northeastern Niger .
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On these the metal extension on the pommel is often described as a head knocker. Is this a valid description of its function?
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On these the metal extension on the pommel is often described as a head knocker. Is this a valid description of its function?

Hi Jeffs,
Sorry I have no idea. African daggers are not really my thing but now and then one comes my way.
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Thank you....I had not noticed that.
Stu


yes should be like these from my collection ...
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Old 22nd September 2020, 07:06 PM   #13
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Hi Guys

I have two of these
one recent from Chad 1970ties
and the old one from Sudan, but I think it's from Chad too...
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