From the collection of: Jura Sikora

Attribution

19th century - Hausa.

Comments

A good old Hausa sword. The blade is of a standard Hausa manufactured pattern and good quality. The half moon stamps are well struck and the fullers deep and even. The brass hilt work is in a typical form with a display side and the reverse left undecorated. Similar decorative motifs can be seen in Takouba 13 on this site. The pommel is of the old globe form and nicely executed. Interestingly, like Takouba 13 this sword also has dark residue of a protective layer on the hilt assembly. It would appear then that this is a native application.

Overall and extremely nice example of a fighting Hausa sword, showing off good quality mounts and the blade style which was widely exported across the Sahel.

Measurements

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