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Old 13th January 2019, 02:18 AM   #1
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I was surprised to see this on a table at the MACA meeting last night; there are not many edged weapons brought in for show-and-tell. I managed to snap a few pictures, but wasn't able to capture the blade in its entirety.

The owner only knew that it was from Algeria. Any info that I can supply him with would be appreciated. The fancy dangly bits I found intriguing.

Pictures are worse than I suspected, alas.
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Old 13th January 2019, 08:11 PM   #2
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The style looks Tuareg to me.
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Old 13th January 2019, 09:16 PM   #3
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I too thought "Tuareg".

What took my eye was the rectangular container on the scabbard with all the stuff inside it, and dangling below. I have no idea of whether it's some sort of traditional thing, or old tourist bling, or ?

I have no exposure to these swords, and I don't recall pictures of this sort of adornment.
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