Antique African Somalian Short Sword Billao Dagger

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A very rare Antique African Somalian Fighting short sword Billao dagger. This sword originates from Somalia and was 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 a single section 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 short sword dagger is very good for its age with a nice age patina to the blade.  Have another couple of these for sale in both long and short sword form - please take a look at my other listings.  Blade length is 15.5 inches (23.5 inches overall).  This is a very distinctive short sword and dagger style and they are only found in this particular part of West Africa.

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