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Old 8th December 2021, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default Congolese Azande/Membele Boa Short Sword

I've admired these swords for a while, finally found one within my budget. 45 cm. blade, 55 cm. length overall. 6 cm. widest part, and only about 2 mm. thick, weight around 300 grams. Very stiff blade, and sharp as heck. Grip is quite small, wood, with w tang peened over at the pommel end. I'm forced to grip the ricasso area with my thumb and forefinger, it's then quite comfortable. There is another recent addition to the 'ethnic warrior' photos showing three people with these. I gather they are from the Congo, and used by a variety of tribes there. One ref. called them 'slavers' swords. Any further info would be appreciated. Thanks.
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