In good condition, a rare ivory handled late 19th Century / early 20th Century Mandinka (Manding) Commanders Sword.
24 1/2 Inch traditionally made heavy blade in good condition and firm in the hilt. Hilt in good shape. The substantial one piece ivory grip in aged but very good order, as are the grip wires. Leather scabbard and cords aged but mostly good, some losses, some sections frail. The sword sheathes and draws well.
This is an exceptional and rare sword. A bargain at £600. Please quote item reference S34. Full sized / further images available upon request. Box 0629-0.82 (1.691).