From the collection of: Lee Jones


Tuareg, blade possibly as early as 18th century German (Solingen), fittings from last half of 20th century.


Typical hilt and fittings with stacked pommel of alternating copper and brass. Leatherwork is the usual red and black line decorated style with a tubular steel handle.

Blade however is quite likely German in origin and possibly late 17th century but more likely 18th century. Engraved marks are almost certainly locally applied and appear to be a cross and orb and a lion like animal. Blade features two parallel grooves and a shallow but broad central fuller. The blade is thick, with excellent temper and an exceedingly keen edge. Usual tip form seen among old and well used Tuareg swords due to extensive and repeated sharpening.


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