Post by Jack Loomes on Jul 16, 2013 11:39:00 GMT
A fighting sword from the Mali/Manding regions of Africa.
This straight fighting sword measures 93.5cms long.
The blade measures 77cms long.
The hilt is plain undecorated leather with minor cracks and loss.
The scabbard shows clear dark tooled leather surfaces between raised ribbed sections.
The blade is likely a Solingen trade blade based on its form as it is similar in features to those produced by F.W.Holler.