Rare Vintage Italian - Abyssinian War Era Afar Tribal Dagger.

Rare Vintage Italian - Abyssinian War Era Afar Tribal Dagger.

1900-1950  North African Colonial
1 available / Secondhand
R2,100.00
R50 min. increment
Indicative market price: R3,000
bidorbuy ID: 255101422

 Rare Vintage Italian - Abyssinian War Era Afar Tribal Dagger.

 

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM MUST BE COLLECTED FROM OUR GALLERY ONLY. IT CANNOT BE SHIPPED. 

Length: 460mm

Width: 70mm

A rare and truly exceptional historical piece!

 

This absolutely  fascinating curved tribal dagger is typical of the Afar region of Ethiopia (previously Abyssinia) and originates from the era of the second Italian - Abyssinian conflict which began in 1935 and ended in 1936 when Italy invaded Abyssinia under Mussolini.

This tribal dagger once formed part of the extensive private collection of  a well known buyer of African artifacts, scholar  and gallery owner.

The patina on this piece is particularly beautiful. 

The weapon has signs of age and wear consistent with use.

The scabbard is made of animal hide and cross-stitched  up the center with sinew. 

There is a section at the bottom of the sheath that has split , probably due to the sheathing and un - sheathing of the blade over time and the natural degradation of leather over time 

The tip of the sheath also has some splitting to the leather.

The blade has some rust to it which is in accordance with the age of the piece.

There are some scratches on the wood of the grip.

An opportunity not to be missed for the collector of rare tribal weaponry.

 

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