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Old 18th September 2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default Shona Dagger With Nice Wirework For Comment

Just picked up this nice old Shona piece probably 1900 or earlier?


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Old 18th September 2009, 06:47 AM   #2
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Looks fine - hard to put a date, maybe early 20th century...

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Old 20th September 2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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Hi Lew,

congratulation, nice bakatwa dagger, difficult to say exact which age, I think around 1920, maybe a little bit before or also later.
A little bit unusual seems the bottom of the sheath, normal it looks from the side like a feet, this one seems to be round/cylindric.

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A little bit unusual seems the bottom of the sheath, normal it looks from the side like a feet, this one seems to be round/cylindric.

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I am posting a pic of another examples with that "Foot" at the bottom o the scabbard for comparison.
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Old 20th September 2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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I like the second one especially, with the dark wood...good carving.

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