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Old 26th April 2021, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default 10 African swords/knives for sale or trade

Pictures marked with number to correspond with details below. Additional pictures are available. Looking to sell or trade

#1 Tebu/Chad very long sword. Measures 33 1/4" in total length. Handle and Scabbard covered in reptile skin. the very tip of the scabbard is open and the tip of the blade sticks out. Tip of blade squared off. Nice markings to both sides of blades. $400

#2 Yoruba brass blade. Very nice decorations to the one side. No handle. Measures 18" in a straight line. Blade is 3 1/2" wide at tang and 5 1/2" wide from tip to point straight below. $225.

#3 Mangbetu knife. Nice ivory handle. Nice patina and grip is very smooth/slick from many years of handling. Measures 13 7/8" in total length. Blade is 7 7/8" from tip to bottom of curve. tip is bent slightly and there are a couple of other dings to blade. $500

#4 Momvu knife. Blade with punch dot decorations. Lower portion of grip wrapped in steel bands. Measures 18" in total length. Handle has bug holes and very top of pommel has been chewed up by bugs. $600

#5 Massive Tetela currency sword. About the biggest I have seen. Massive iron pommel. Measures 28 1/2" in total length. Pictured next to a normal size Tetela (not for sale) to give a sense of its hugeness. $650

#6 Ngombe sword. Measures 24 1/2" in total length. The tri-pommel of the grip has brass tacks all over. Grip is bound in iron bands. Blade has some decorations. Nice patina. $400

#7 Boa knife. A very elegant little piece. Measures 17". Slender blade with nice shape with midrib with hollow ground sections above and below and then beveled edge. Forte wrapped in brass bands as is grip. $225

#8 Yakoma knife. Measures 14" in total length. Handle is tightly bound with brass bands. I like the thick cylindrical section below the handle before the blade shape takes place. $150

#9 Konda flamboyant sword. Measures 21" in total length. $200

#11 Tebu/Chad short sword. Measures 22 1/2" in total length. Handle and scabbard in very good condition. Looks to be crocodile skin. Leather with decorations. Blade with some decorations. Has some rusting/pitting to the blade. $250

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#7 and #9 are sold pending payment. Thank you.
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#7 and #9 are sold. Thank you.
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#11 is on hold pending payment. Thanks.
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