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Old 17th October 2018, 02:42 AM   #1
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Hi all, long time lurker here, I have a trio of African blades of uncertain origin/ethnic attribution though I have my suspicions.

Blade A is reminiscent of a Guduf sword from Cameroon though the blade and hilt have enough differences from other examples I have seen to make me doubt the ID

Blade B vaguely resembles a Rwandan Tutsi sword in my collection, particularly the decoration on the scabbard and hilt, but I'm also not confident in this ID

Lastly, blade C is the most mysterious to me, the leather scabbard looks a bit like some Manding leather-work but the dagger itself looks nothing like any Manding daggers I've ever come across.

Your help identifying any of these would be much appreciated

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Old 17th October 2018, 09:17 PM   #2
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Hi ADS,

example "B" I would place more to the South, Shona I think!

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Old 18th October 2018, 12:13 AM   #3
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example "B" I would place more to the South, Shona I think!

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Hi Detlef, thanks for your insight, I did not consider the Shona as a possible ID but it does bear some resemblance now that you mention it

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Any more insights would be appreciated

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