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Old 7th April 2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Cameroon sword?

I just won the auction for this and, as usual, I have no idea what it is. It seems to bear a distant resemblance to those "scorpion" shaped blades from Cameroon, so maybe that's a hint? A chunk of the hilt is missing and there's a big crack in the blade.
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Old 18th April 2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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An interesting and unusual form - my guess is Congo, perhaps Teke people or thereabouts ?
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Old 18th April 2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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There are a lot of similarities with this Teke knife,
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Old 19th April 2014, 02:09 PM   #4
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Very similar, thanks both for pointing me in the right direction. It should be arriving in the mail in the next day or two. Should I do anything about that giant split in the blade? I'm worried it might grow and eventually split in two.
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