A good fighting sword, likely from the Cameroon border regions.
A very standard triple fuller blade, with the usual leather covered hilt and an iron pommel.
The guard has a raised section of leather on one side.
The fullers are fairly well executed but not particularly deep. It is likely a native blade. A forging flaw is clearly visible on…
The half moon marks are nicely stamped, the one side having an odd set of ridges on the back of the moon.
The tip shows the usual wear and sharpening. The fullers unusually all extend to very near the end of the blade.
A closer view on the guard and grip, the woven leather pattern on the grip is what indicates the likely Cameroon/Nigeria border ar…
The pommel has the usual medial ridge and is entirely iron.
It is not particularly domed and relatively light.
The scabbard also features interesting raised leather patterns.
The lower elements have more standard decorative motifs also seen on a wide variety of takouba scabbards including Hausa swords.…
The backside of the scabbard showing the stitching technique.
The scabbard has some unusual features.