Item #: 1002-94 -- A Somali Leg Dagger -- $450.00
A Somali dagger with associated bronze leg sheath. The slender blade with needle point, slightly bellied. The hilt of buffalo horn with iron pommel of trident form and tin bolster and grip inlays. The sheath of bronze with leg cuff, decorated extensively with punched designs in floral and knot motifs. The handle with very minor insect damage and expansion crack; tight and intact. An unusual configuration. The dagger Somali, the sheath likely Tuareg work. Blade 36.6 cm., overall in sheath 59.1 cm.