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Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife

This African short sword has a 16 blade a little over 2-1/4 at it widest point, a thin central rib is on each side and dot and line engraving is as well. The wood grip extends past the cross guard for about 2-1/4 on either side of the blade and is bound with a 7/8 wide brass band at its end. The other end of the grip is wrapped with 1/8 wide flat brass strap for about 1 at the pommel. It is 20-7/8 overall and weighs 15 ounces. We believe this is central African and found a similar sword with nearly identical engraving that was attributed to the Fang people of Gabon. It is as pictured with the tip slightly broken and a few ancient dings on the edges while the grip is sound and tight but the 1 brass strap is separated on one edge and about to let go on the other (an easy glue repair can be done invisibly). While primitive, the balance and heft indicate great sophistication in design and its potential effectiveness can be realized the second you grasp it in your hand. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed on Gun Broker the evening of August 14th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker and eBay buttons to see all our listings there. 08-09-17A--17-36-20

Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife Antique African Fang Short Sword Dagger Knife