From the collection of: Jean-Paul Cazes

Attribution

Likely early 20th century - possibly Hausa/Fulani or Tuareg

Comments

This is a nice a locally made sword. The blade is a single fuller and shows interesting stress cracks in the blade. Likely due to local iron being used to make it. It has been sharpened often and tapers at the tip and is marked with crude half moon imitations.

The hilt is metal, with a presentation face on the guard in brass and the reverse in iron. The pommel is missing the top half and the tang is unsecured. This allows for the sword to be disassembled, giving a fascinating view into the construction and tang. 

Measurements

Total length : 95,2 cm
Blade : 83,2 cm x max. 3,8 cm x 0,33 cm
Weight (sword only) : 660 g.