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Old 5th February 2018, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Presentation kukri / African Yoruba dagger ivory hilt / quality ?

Hello,

I would like to buy this lot:

-a representation kukri, length 40cm / 15,7 inches

-a dagger or a primitive money dagger ( with ivory hilt ?)
length 50cm.

The seller tell me they are really old piece:

18th century for the african dagger,
bronze or iron blade, Yoruba ethnie, ivory hilt.

18-19th century for the presentation kukri.
I wonder if the scabbard is covered of silver sheat ?
Seems a kind of metal alloy so is it all just fake ?...

What do you think ? Age ?
Tourist stuff ?

Kind regards
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Old 5th February 2018, 09:05 PM   #2
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Very nice African piece from the Cameroon. I assume the handle is original though it does appear to show Congo influences. It is not 18th century.
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Old 5th February 2018, 09:13 PM   #3
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Hello Tim,

Thank you !

Do you think it is a machete/dagger or a ceremonial piece / barter money ?

I was wondering if there was missing a part of the hilt ( due to the special shape of the base of the hilt.)
( I don't know much about african art-weapons )
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Old 5th February 2018, 09:23 PM   #4
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I found this looking like on internet,
they say an executioneers sword but
it seems heavier than the other model ...
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Old 5th February 2018, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hello,

I would like to buy this lot:

-a representation kukri, length 40cm / 15,7 inches

-a dagger or a primitive money dagger ( with ivory hilt ?)
length 50cm.

The seller tell me they are really old piece:


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Old 5th February 2018, 11:31 PM   #6
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I would place the kothimora kukri at perhaps the mid-20th century.
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Old 6th February 2018, 01:04 AM   #7
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Kukri is post WW II.- bbjw
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Old 6th February 2018, 06:08 AM   #8
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Francantolin, Posting items that are currently for sale is against forum policy. Please read and follow the rules.

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