From the collection of: Mauro Coltorti

Attribution

Likely 19th century or early 20th century - Chad

Comments

This is not particularly related to a takouba but it is interesting to see other long swords from regions were takouba were known. The exact tribal attribution for this sword is not known.

The blade is thick, locally made and has had a repair at some point in its life where it had cracked - probably due to slag from the relatively simplistic smelting process used. It has a heavy mid rib.

The hilt is leather wrapped with a pommel resembling daggers from the region.

This is a very big weapon and a style that covered a large area of Tebu/Toubou peoples.

Measurements

Overall: 99cm