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Old 6th May 2020, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default A pair of Tebu Daggers

Shown are what I believe to be 2 Tebu daggers. The larger one with the scabbard and the reptilian wrapped handle appears to be the newer of the two. The blade almost looks as if it had been cut out of metal and shaped.
The smaller blade is much more substantial and 3 dimensional. The handle is also wrapped in a Kuba cloth with brass rings.
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Old 7th May 2020, 06:45 AM   #2
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Thank you for showing this interesting daggers. I think that these "3dimensional" ones occur rarely. Yours is the second I have ever seen. The first one is mine. It was acquired in Libya years ago. Enclosed is the picture.
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Old 7th May 2020, 07:05 AM   #3
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Hi Drac,
As Marcin said,the first one is very interesting it looks like an old Wadai or Darfur dagger. It looks almost like a spear head. The second one is what you could buy in Chad in the 1970ties, the blade is made of truck's springs.


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Old 7th May 2020, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thank you, gentlemen, for your observations; the smaller one is certainly better made than the larger one.
My dagger has the handle wrapped in Kuba cloth; do you think that it is missing the reptilian covering and that is what is underneath the covering?
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Old 7th May 2020, 01:15 PM   #5
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hi
I have the following scabbard that I have had in my lose ends box
if it looks like a fit let me know and i will give it to you for nothing (just give a euro or two to a charity of your choice)
blade length 17cm blade width around 3 cm
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Ken
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Old 7th May 2020, 02:37 PM   #6
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I think the textile core of the handle of the smaller dagger was originally braided with narrow leather straps, not the "reptilian covering". The dagger seems to be relatively old and I am of the opinion (but maybe I am mistaken) that the straps was older original method. Nevertheless, the textile seems to be rather clean to be of the same age as the blade. But this is only guess.
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Old 7th May 2020, 02:40 PM   #7
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Ken, thank you for your very, very much for your generous offer, but no need to send it, as I think I have a spare somewhere here myself and undoubtedly, you will need that sheath after you send it to me; it always seems to work out that way.
Thanks again!
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