From the collection of: Arnaud De Jaureguiberry


19th century - Tuareg


A typical triple fuller blade, likely of European origin, the half moon stamps are well formed as are the fullers. The oversharpening on the blade is a combination of the Tuareg habit of only using the last two thirds of the blade and also weight reduction. The sharpening seems to have exposed forging flaws, which appear to have had some local attempt to remedy with forge welding. 

The hilt is of the type associated with the Air region, well made and with a flat pommel type.