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mariusgmioc 22nd February 2021 11:22 AM

African sword for ID
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Please help me ID this African sword!

Sajen 22nd February 2021 12:45 PM

Hello Marius,

It's a Konda status knife also common by the Lia, Mpama and Sengele.

Source: panga na visu, Manfred A. Zirngibl & Alexander Kubetz, page 176, item 411


Sajen 22nd February 2021 12:53 PM

Links here:

And many more! ;)


mariusgmioc 22nd February 2021 03:19 PM


Thank you very much! :)

Sajen 22nd February 2021 06:09 PM

You are welcome Marius! :)

Duccio 25th February 2021 06:57 PM

Yes, a classic example of a Konda parade sword; speaking of the rounded tip, a legend says that a king of the Konda federation wanted to express the military power of his kingdom by imposing on his warriors "not very offensive" swords, because there was no opponent around who dared to challenge such a power...

fernando 25th February 2021 09:04 PM

A good measure; smart king ;) .

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