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Old 25th December 2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default 3 African Swords for ID & Comment

I am looking to learn more about the following three swords.
The first one is obviously a Mandingo sabre with a sheath in poor shape. Per the seller, it was collected in Guineia in The single edged blade looks straight, but it is very slightly curved. To me it looks to be of European origins. There are some markings barely visible on one side, does anyone recognize any meaning to them?
The second sword is usually described as Guduf from the Cameroon highlands. Per the seller, it was collected in Cameroon close to the border with CAR by missionaries, whod escribed it as a Mbororo Fulbe sword. If true, would that mean that this type of sword is the original Fulani sword prior to the takouba?
And finally, there is this short sword which I cannot ID at all. The seller had it described as Tikar.
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Teodor
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