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  • #16
    Originally posted by The MG View Post
    The third blade is an executioner's sword from the Brooklyn Museum's Arts of Africa collection, presumably from the Central African Republic. The second blade is from Zaire​1; the first pair, I know nothing of.
    The curved one appears to be an Ethiopian shotel, judging by its curvature and grip. I don't know what the one with the thick head is.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SurlySeraph View Post
      The curved one appears to be an Ethiopian shotel, judging by its curvature and grip.
      You appear to be correct. As for the other one, it seems similar to Ingonda "currency" swords, and might have served a similar purpose – a sign of prestige and wealth rather than a weapon.

      Now, here's a Maasai seme sword.

      Last edited by The MG; 05-19-2014, 06:10 PM.

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      • #18
        God I love this kind of stuff so much. *_*


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        Now...count up all your sins.

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