From the collection of: Wolf-Dieter Miersch

Attribution

Guduf people of the Mandara Mountains - Likely 19th or turn of the 20th century.

Comments

A very well decorated Guduf sword - similar to my own example but still with the original scabbard showing a mixture of textile, leather and brass work.

The blade is a bit shorter than the other example on this site and with different decorative work. All geometric and perhaps with some similarities to what can be seen on some arm daggers and Tebu swords.

Measurements

Overall: 70cm