From the collection of: Klaus Hülser
Early 20th century, Tuareg
A nice takouba with an older blade in early 20th century mounts. The blade is single edged and shows extensive use and resharpening at the tip. It may be of European origin but is unmarked.
The hilt is of the usual early to mid 20th century form. With a stacked pommel made of alternative layers of copper and brass. The guard and grip are leather covered. The scabbard features the ring mounts of older pieces, different from the latter habit of using a triangular shape.
Overall this is a quality takouba, dating from the end of the period when they were still true fighting swords and the blade is a testimony to that heritage, having likely seen several mounts before.
Blade width at base