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Old 22nd February 2021, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default African sword for ID

Please help me ID this African sword!
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Old 22nd February 2021, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hello Marius,

It's a Konda status knife also common by the Lia, Mpama and Sengele.

Source: panga na visu, Manfred A. Zirngibl & Alexander Kubetz, page 176, item 411

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Old 22nd February 2021, 01:19 PM   #4
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Brilliant!

Thank you very much!
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Old 22nd February 2021, 04:09 PM   #5
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You are welcome Marius!
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Old 25th February 2021, 04:57 PM   #6
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Yes, a classic example of a Konda parade sword; speaking of the rounded tip, a legend says that a king of the Konda federation wanted to express the military power of his kingdom by imposing on his warriors "not very offensive" swords, because there was no opponent around who dared to challenge such a power...
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Old 25th February 2021, 07:04 PM   #7
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A good measure; smart king .
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