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Old 4th December 2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by CharlesS
I am wondering why they are holding them(takoubas) hilt to the ground??? does look like they have both taken off their belts and slung them across the top of the takouba. Looks like a curved dagger on the ground also attached to a belt.


Great pic....thanks for the addition!

Hi Charles, holding the takouba hilt down is not unusual in period and contemporary photos. Not sure of the exact reason why - a non threatening posture maybe?

Good eye for the knife - hadn't noticed that.

Here's a few examples from the present day:
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