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Old 20th April 2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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hello together
have here my latest achievement. shells filled with a sword.
Blade length 56cm, width 3cm, thickness 4.5 mm
Handle length 12,5 cm thickness 3cm
Where does this weapon? Land, tribe, looks, stands next as a Flisa.
how old is it about?
many thanks for your help
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Old 20th April 2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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The cowrie shells and the blade decoration suggest Northern Africa, made for those who like to travel for fun.

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Old 20th April 2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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I can't say for sure, hopefully someone else will be able to say more, but the pattern of decoration for sure looks like Berber work - as you rightly noted their is a similarity with flyssa decorative patterns.

Berbers also use cowry shells for decoration.

I would say it's not a particularly old piece, but that's just opinion really based on the style.

[EDIT] I see Teodor beat me to it!
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Old 21st April 2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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I thought I'd updated this as I stumbled across a flyssa in a similar sheath today.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...yssa-sword-very
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Old 30th May 2020, 09:40 AM   #5
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The one in the link from Iain.
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