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AFRICAN WEST COAST MANDING SWORD
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AFRICAN WEST COAST SENEGALESE MANDING SWORD #9394

A Mandingo, a small sword from the Manding tribe of Senegal, 15 inch single edged slightly curved hand forged blade (possibly late 19th century French sword blade), in a later coloured leather (faded) and decorated scabbard. Overall 19 inches. #9394mo

This type of sword remains one of the most prestigious weapons among the Manding people, being owned by men of high social status. It has a curved single-edged blade set in a hilt without a handguard. These blades are often of French manufacture, originally designed as cavalry sabres. They are further enhanced by the highly decorated scabbard, often embellished with tassels and large, round buttons of leather. This tradition of finely tooled leatherwork is common to the western savannah, Mauritania and Morocco.

 

 

£120.00

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