From the collection of: Arnaud De Jaureguiberry
19th century mounts blade likely local - Tuareg or Hausa
A classic takouba of the 19th century. The blade is likely locally made, while the half moon stamps are clear and of a finer form than later copies, the blade does not exhibit the crisp fullers associated with typical European made triple fuller blades. As is common the central fuller is longer with the two stamps placed at the terminus of the shorter fullers.
The mounts are classic in form with a domed pommel and decorated brass guard plates. It does not exhibit signs of an older hilt such as a multi faceted grip.
width ricasso 4.5cm
thickness ricasso 4.4mm