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Old 21st September 2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default African Sword - Baule?

23" overall. Well-made and very sharp double edge blade.
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Old 21st September 2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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My word that is superb. Stunning. Beautiful. Could turn you mad.
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Old 21st September 2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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Default What are the red thangs...

On the scabbard?

They look like I don't want to know.
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Old 21st September 2007, 01:35 PM   #4
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My word that is superb. Stunning. Beautiful. Could turn you mad.


Thanks Tim. I have heard that quality Baule swords and rare. Is this your understanding as well?



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On the scabbard?

They look like I don't want to know.


Ha ha. They are dyed sea shells that have been worn smooth and dyed some more. Does look like something from Apocalypto!
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Old 22nd September 2007, 10:23 AM   #5
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Old 22nd September 2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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Bill, that's one hell of a sword ! Yep....now you got me jealous

I found a similar sword in the book 'Afrikanische Waffen' by Werner Fischer and Manfred A. Zirngibl (1978). It's almost similar to yours.

The shells on the sheath belong to the spondylus-family. They are naturally red, but are polished in order to give them a smooth surface before using them as a decorative addition.

Here's the pic from their book :

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Bill, that's one hell of a sword ! Yep....now you got me jealous



Uh oh!



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A top one !
Great.
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Old 26th September 2007, 01:45 AM   #9
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That is a great piece.

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