African Short Sword, Late 19th C


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Made strictly for slashing, this sword features a 10 1/8″ flat, single-edged blade, broader
toward the blunted concave tip. Long hardwood handle, the upper half covered with braided
rattan (lower end with split). We are unable to determine the tribe or area of Africa where
this originated, but it shows workmanship typical of African-made weapons. Shows age and
use; the blade with dark patina and grip with deep brown patina. Overall length 21 1/8″.