Item #: 1002-275F -- An African (?) Sword from a Spearhead -- $350.00
An interesting unidentified sword (the style of the binding is similar to work we have seen on the hafts of Zulu weapons, but the form appears to be more Filipino -- our identification thus is tentative. The blade comprising a long, slender lance point fo flattened rhomboid section, with filework at the neck. The hilt with D-type guard, the handle carved with grooves set with bronze bands and decorated with circles, each enclosing an interior dot, terminated by finely detailed wire bindings. The guard finely decorated with filework incorporating six engraved florettes. The narrow scabbard entirely covered in finely executed copper wire wrap incorporating segments involving several different techniques and with a single fixed loop at the throat. Blade 39 cm. (as measured from the underside of the hilt), overall in sheath 54.3 cm.