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Old 16th January 2012, 11:14 AM   #5
Iain
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Well I convinced Richmond to part with this piece and just received it today. It got a very quick clean and I wanted to show up some more detailed photos.

The blade shows a bit of delamination and various edge nicks. The pommel is similar to a Chamba sword I have. The grip is a little dry and fragile, but seems to be croc skin with the leather ties on the ends that are often seen on swords from the Mandara region. Overall I quite like it. I'm including a photo with the rest of my small but growing Mandara collection.
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