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Old 20th July 2022, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hello dear members,
I want to show you this takouba sword,
I think it is not really old but I found it is a large and lovely model , not too expensive and this time,
my wife found the sword really nice so I can hang it on the living wall ( and not cellar or private desk....😅&#128578

It has a nice silver mounts hilt and scabbard part and it is an heavy model,
I think a local made but large and heavy blade with well carved 5 deep fullers with ostrich-royal crane ? Symbol on each side

Not the classic deco-tuareg sword

I didn't know if tuareg chiefs had this kind of swords or if it has been later decorated for $$tourists....
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Old 21st July 2022, 12:02 AM   #2
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And the large multi fullered blade and the ''ostrich'' ?
bird engraved on each side

Glad if anyone know this tuareg(?) bird symbol ...

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Old 21st July 2022, 12:56 AM   #3
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I agree with your age assessment, and I also agree that the silver fittings are much higher grade than what is usually found on more modern takoubas. Five fullers are also a relatively rare feature and the whole sword looks like a status piece, and not a souvenir. Personally, I find it a very aesthetically pleasing as well and I am sure it would look great on your living room's wall.
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Old 21st July 2022, 01:02 AM   #4
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Although some parts look like they have a silver patina, other parts have strange hue. Might be good to go to a jeweler and have the metal tested for silver or nickel/copper content.
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Old 21st July 2022, 02:40 PM   #5
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Hello,

Thank you both for your message,
Maybe it is low grade local silver with nickel
even if in Sahara silver work is everywhere and don't cost much ( I was ten years ago in Tamanrasset,
Really quiet and lovely place !!!

I will buy silver test acid,
maybe better than go to a jeweller walking with my sword ...
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Old 21st July 2022, 02:46 PM   #6
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I forgot:
I think- guess the hilt had been strongly cleaned by the seller.

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