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Old 9th April 2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Large Somali sword.

This is the biggest and nicest one I have seen. You will not doubt the potential of these swords again. The blade 61cm long, the over all size from tip to tip is 81cm. I show it next to the more standard long version. I am looking for 60 or a swap. If you like Islamic or East African weapons you will not be dissapointed. PM or email me.
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Old 9th April 2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 9th April 2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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Old 9th April 2007, 11:17 PM   #4
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PM sent, Tim.

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Old 10th April 2007, 07:34 AM   #5
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Old 10th April 2007, 10:17 AM   #6
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Thanks Tim - payment sent. I'm particularly interested in this because Sir Richard Francis Burton is one of my heroes and he had a rather famous encounter with a bunch of Somalis using these, amongst other weapons. He also described Somalian weapons of his time in a couple of his books.
If you or anybody else here knows any more about these swords or has any links to more information I'd be very interested.

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Old 11th April 2007, 10:32 PM   #7
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Matt, I'm an admirer of Burton as well (ever since I first saw "Mountains of the Moon" ). If you're interested, post a query about these weapons in the general forum. We have some members that are very knowlegeable about African arms that may not see this post in the Swap forum.
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