From the collection of: Wolf-Dieter Miersch

Attribution

Probably 19th century, likely from Cameroon border region.

Comments

Untypical saber with solid cast bronze pommel, hilt and guard. Style of the casting made to closely resemble separate piece takouba hilts. Typical line decoration with one side being intended for show, facing the outside, as is typical with most takouba.

Blade shows considerable age, thick and stiff, with triple fullers, half moon marks and an odd overall profile. Very slim, almost approaching rapier form. Edge has good profile although piece is currently dull. Level of patina on hilt and blade indicate that the hilt is not a more recent addition.

Possibly a prestige piece, although quality of the blade and level of decoration is more in line with a fighting weapon.

Measurements

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