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- H: W: 40 mm L: 786 mm D: Circum:
Sword. Metal with brass tip on the handle. Handle is leather, 90 x 4 cm.
The inference that the item is from Africa is based on its similarity to a sword illustrated in Christopher Spring, African Arms and Armour, British Museum Press, 1993, p. 40. In this work such swords are provenanced to Western Sudanic Africa. Blade most likely a French sabre.