A very rare Antique African Somalian Fighting Sword. This sword originates from Somalia and is a development of the Somali Billao dagger used mainly by the coastal people of Somalia. It has a long non-symmetrical leaf shape blade and the handle is made of sections of dark horn separated by three sections of a light colored metal - looks to be some kind of lead. The pommel is of a typical triangular, pronged shape and made from metal.
Good age patina to the blade
Condition of the sword is very good for its age with a nice age patina to the blade. Have another couple of these for sale in short sword form - please take a look at my other listings. Blade length is 22 inches (30 inches overall). This is a very distinctive sword style and only found in this part of West Africa.
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