Africa, Ethnology:
Tuareg Arms and -Knifes
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Two typical Tyareg dagger, "telek", with leather sheath and original carrying suspension. Total length ca. 295-335 mm.
Detail view of the dagger sheath with applications of copper- and sheet brass.
AFRICA:

Although partly replaced by modern weapons, still today belongs the dagger "telek" and the sword "takuba" to the equipment of the Tuareg tribes which continuing their traditional way of living. Lances and shepherd's crook still are also in the use as shepherd weapons to the defence against hyaenas, jackals and predatory big cats.

All weapons and knifes have an iron blade, The handles are of steel with leather wrapping, or of hardwood, often decorated with ornaments of copper- and brass applications.

The sword- and dagger sheaths are made of leather and are also decorated with brass and copper applications. The dagger were carried mainly at the upper arm.

Remark:

All daggers are old and used originals which were produced by hand, therefore they show various preservation degrees.

As of

€ 195.- each piece

All dagger are used and ca. 60-100 years old.

At interest, please, request an individual offer.

Delivery only as long as the stock lasts.

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Typical Tuareg sword "takuba", with old steel blade, which is adapted to the old Toledo blades. (View C). Total length 920 mm.
AFRICA:

Old and used Tuareg sword "takuba" complete with original leather sheat, carrying suspension and old steel blade.

The handle range (View A) is covered with leather, since the Tuareg may not touch any iron.

Remark:

All swords are old and used originals which were produced by hand, therefore they show various preservation degrees.

As of

€ 590.- each piece

All swords are used and ca. 60-100 years old. At interest, please, request an individual offer.

Delivery only as long as the stock lasts.

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Typical leather knifes of the Targia for leather processing. The handles are made of hardwood, with copper- and brass applications. The knife blades are made of very thin steel. Total length of knifes approx. 270 mm.
AFRICA:

Typical leather knife of the Tuareg women, which are responsible for the manufacturing of leather clothing.

Because traditional way of life will be finished more and more and traditional leather clothes will be replaced against modern clothing, these knives are nearly not produced and used anymore. The knives are about 60-80 years old.

Remark:

All knifes are old and used originals which were produced by hand, therefore they show various preservation degrees.

As of

€ 140.- each piece

At interest, please, request an individual offer.

Delivery only as long as the stock lasts.

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AFRICA:

Old, hand-forged Tuareg lance of the type "allar". These lances were used by the shepherds against hyaenas and jackals. The lance is forged throughout of iron and partly provided with inserted brass rings (2 and 4). The handle area (3) is wrapped with leather. The end (6) is flatly forged and was used for digging pits and holes, for example for tentpoles.The iron surface is partial decorated with scratch and gouge pattern (5).

Dimensions:

Total length: 1600-1800 mm

Handle area (3):

ca. 280 mm

Lance blade (1):

Length: 190-250 mm

Breadth: 22 up to 26 mm

Breadth of lance head (6):

88 up to 97 mm

starting with € 290.- each

Delivery only as long as the stock lasts.

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Group of Tedda (Tibbu)- Women and Men Kifes, length of Men Knifes, (middle) ca. 405 mm, Women Knife ca. 310 and 285 mm.
Men Knife, total length of Knife ca. 405 mm, leather sheat with suspension, ca. 390 mm.
Women Knife, total length of Knife ca. 305 mm, leather sheat with suspension, ca. 325 mm.
Women Knife, total length of Knife ca. 270 mm, leather sheat with suspension, ca. 274 mm.
Front (B)- and Back (A)-view of a leather sheat
Detail-view of Knife-Handles
AFRICA:

The Tibbu or Tedda are a nomadic people living in the area of the Fezzan mountains.

They don't belong to the ethnic group of Tuareg tribes.

Their knives are manufactured of high quality of leather and iron.

All iron handles are artistically covered with brown up to black leather, nicely decorated.

The knife blades and knife ends consist of hand-forged iron.

All knives are old and used originals, and difficult to obtain today.

Men Knife

€ 245.-

Women Knife

€ 195.-

Delivery only as long as the stock lasts.

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