From the collection of: Philippe Bergay


Second half of the 20th century. Tuareg - Timbuktu.


This takouba is a typical example of a 20th century sword, but is well made. The blade is native and the fittings of the classic modern style with a stacked pommel. The blade is the standard triple fuller with reasonably well executed half moon marks engraved by the local smith.

However this sword is notable for having been presented to a UNDP official by the Sultan of Timbuktu. It has been in the hands of the present owner since the 1980s.


Sword length: 95,5 cm
Blade length: 80,3 x 5,5 cm