From the collection of: Alberto Olivo

Attribution

Likely dating from the 1920s-1960s. Hausa or Nupe probable

Comments

This is a nice native takouba exhibiting good brass work and a triple fuller blade unusually without marks. The blade is likely made from recycled railway or truck spring steel with the fullers ground into the surface. The hilt is of brass and what could be termed a transitional type, having a leather covering on the guard, but retaining brass plates over top. The pommel is an attractive combination of the stacked style and the older style of a simple medial ridge.

Unusually the scabbard is in excellent condition, this may indicate a more recent dating, or simply good care given to the leather.

Measurements

Blade length: 80cm