Antique Traditional Tribal Dagger by the MANDING People of the Western Sudan Region of Africa
Here on offer is a beautifully made example of a traditional tribal dagger that I believe was made and used by the MANDING people who are indigenous to the Western Sudan region of Africa.
The dagger has a double-edged steel blade that is actually much better made than I have seen with other African tribal knives/daggers. The blade has darkened grinding marks on both sides and blunt edges.
It has been very well fitted into the leather-covered grip and pommel and actually makes a well-balanced dagger.
The centre of the grip has an ornate woven leather pattern that is repeated at the top of the scabbard.
The original matching scabbard has traditionally woven worked leather decoration with a lattice work belt loop and long ornate tassels at the tip.
These daggers are hard to date, but many are really old, effectively antiques and I think this is a very well preserved example.
This example is in excellent condition and displays amazing weaving and leatherwork that makes this a great collectors piece.
The exposed blade measures 5.25” (13.3cm) long and the dagger is 10” (25.4cm) in total length.
Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13” (33cm) long and weighs 135g.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.