Rare 19th Century African Congo Tribal Short Sword
Superb and rare example of a 19th Century African Congo tribal warrior’s short sword and scabbard. Of high quality manufacture, with carved wooden grip and hammered brass studs to pommel. Leaf-shaped blade of excellent forging with deeply incised decoration. Complete with wooden, brass-studded scabbard – blade is slightly proud when placed in scabbard – have not pushed it in too hard – wood has probably shrunk a little over time. One of the best African swords that I have seen in a long time. Blade length is 13.5 inches (18 inches overall).