Rare Execution Sword, Baule, Africa - 7133
The swords and daggers of the Baule tribe were always rare and sought after by collectors of African weapon / art. The Baule people reside in Ivory Coast and neighboring Ghana and known to be masters of metal work and wood engraving. We offer here for sale an execution sword of the Baule. The blade is wide sickle shaped, 13 inches long, 4 inches wide, well forged with a central rib. The handle is carved hardwood highly polished . No scabbard. Total length 19 inches. Good condition. Two edge nicks and a crack in the handle (But holds tight). Good age patina on both the blade and the handle. A very similar sword is shown in W. Fischer. M.A. Zirngibl African Weaponsp.23 fig. 17. A real find for the collector at a very reasonable price.