From the collection of: Iain Norman

Attribution

Late 19th to early 20th century - Cameroon border region likely.

Comments

This is a style of takouba that seems native to the Cameroon border regions with Nigeria, specifically the Mandara and Adamawa areas. Somewhat shorter than usual, this example has a simple native blade with a broad shallow fuller. The blade is unmarked and unusually is pointed. Good flex and sharpness are observable. 

The hilt features a well made oval pommel and a solid iron cross guard. The grip is wrapped in a style associated with these regions.

Measurements

Overall length: 86cm