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AFRICAN CONGO SHORT SWORD
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AFRICAN CONGO SHORT SWORD. SALAMPASU TRIBE #8592

A 19th century short sword from the Salampasu/Tetela tribe of the central African Congo, 17½ inch hand-forged iron blade with a central rib and sharp on both edges, carved wooden hilt the blade tang peened over the end, overall 21 inches, 51cm.  #8592lo

See Fischer & Zirngibl African Weapons page 132 figure 248 and Tirri. Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960. page 196-201  figures 5-1 to 5-12 for similar examples. 

£150.00

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