Short Sword - Iron, wood, skin - Cameroun

Short Sword - Iron, wood, skin - Cameroun
Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Short-Sword used by the Tikar and the Bamileke Peoples who live in Cameroon.
Blade in metal, presenting an engraved decorated on both sides, forming undulating lines along the entire length, the same decoration is reproduced on the bottom of the blade.
Very beautiful wooden handle in the characteristic shape of these ethnic groups.
The sheath is made of animal skin with some fur in two tones. The grip is made of enrolled woven fibres.
Good condition, with traces of wear, oxidation and antiquity, quite usual for these sorts of weapons. Both sides of the weapon are in a quite similar condition (blade and handle).
Weight: 440 grams (blade only).
Dimensions: 45 x 9 cm for the weapon.
42 x 30 cm for the sheath.
Similar weapons are reproduced in several books about this subject, including: Seltene afrikanische kurzwaffen - M. Zirngilbl p. 26 (last picture).

Lot details
Short Sword
Region/ country
Iron, wood, skin
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
450×90×40 mm
440 g
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