ANTIQUE AFRICAN SWORD, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
Rare and large antique African sword, 18th-19th century. Double edge steel blade is incised on both sides with a very unusual decoration and reinforced at the ricasso by two cut steel panels, deeply chiseled in geometrical pattern. The grip is made of a very hard wood mounted in engraved brass and steel pommel with loop for the tassel on the end. Condition: minor pitting, some cracks in the wooden grip, two nicks in the blade and broken off tip of the blade. The overall length is 30 ½ inches (77,5 cm) and the blade is 3 inches (7,5 cm) wide.
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