From the collection of: Jean-Paul Cazes

Attribution

Likely second half of the 20th century - Tuareg.

Comments

A well made 20th century takouba with a high pommel stack. This sword is a good example of the evolution of Tuareg work during the 20th century. The blade decoration is a combination of traditional motifs combined with elements of the half moon blade stamps.

Despite being a 20th century piece it shows good signs of traditional use, particularly the striations caused by traditional Tuareg sharpening using stones. The high pommel stack with rounded edges is a particularly nice feature in contrast to the sharp, square edges of modern Tuareg swords.

Measurements

Total length in scabbard : 91,8 cm
Sword : 90,9 cm
Blade : 75,4 cm x max. 4,6 cm
Weight (sword only) : 735 g.