From the collection of: Wolf-Dieter Miersch

Attribution

19th century - likely Hausa, Nupe or Cameroon border region

Comments

Another wide bladed takouba - this one features a riveted base to the blade and a brass element on the blade. This style seems to be associated with palace guards/officials in Hausa and similar societies.

A similar blade profile with rivets can be seen on a takouba in “Waffen aus Zentralafrika” from North Cameroon.

This particular example has a nice full brass hilt and is very triangular in blade profile - being overall quite short. For more on this style of takouba see Takouba 16 and Takouba 42 which has comments reflecting the latest findings and ideas on these swords.

Measurements

Overall: 80.5cm