19th Century African Tuareg Takouba Sword

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A good quality 19th Century African Tuareg Takouba Sword complete with its original leather and brass mounted scabbard.  Most of these brass-hilted takoubas tend to date from the end of the 19th Century.  A very interesting website concerning the history and development of the takouba can be found here.  The Tuareg tribes are a nomadic Berber group found in the Saharan interior of North Africa, particularly Mali, Niger and Algeria.  Interestingly, the name Tuareg means "abandoned by God", which refers to the fact that they were a pre-Islamic people.  The sword is of typical form, with incised decoration to the brass hilt and distinctive layered and domed pommel.

Hand forged blade

The blade is of local manufacture and hand forged.  The sword comes with a tooled leather and brass scabbard.  Condition of the sword is very good for its age - many of these swords are without their original scabbards because of their inherently fragile construction.  Blade length is 31.5 inches (38.5 inches overall).

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